Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Beef and Broccoli in Orange Sauce

I really love Everyday food because most of the food that they prepare on the show is quick, easy, tasty and made with ingredients that can be found at your local market. That is what everyday cooking is really is. I do enjoy more complex recipes but not everyday or during the week when time is at a premium.

Here is an Everyday Food recipe that I thought the kids would like, and they did. What more do I need to say.
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, (from 1 orange)
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
1 pound top or bottom round steak, cut into strips, 2 inches long and 1/4 inch thick
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 bunch (1 pound) broccoli, florets broken into small pieces (reserve stalks for another use)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 red bell pepper, (ribs and seeds removed), cut into strips, 2 inches long and 1/4 inch wide
1/4 cup slivered almonds

In a small bowl, combine orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, and sugar; set aside. In a medium bowl, toss beef with cornstarch; season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
In a large skillet, combine broccoli with 1 cup water; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high; cook, partially covered, until broccoli is bright green and crisp-tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Discard any water in skillet; wipe with paper towel.
In same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high. When pan is very hot, add half the beef; cook until browned, 2 to 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer beef to plate with broccoli. Repeat with remaining oil and remaining beef, but leave beef in skillet.
Return reserved beef and broccoli to skillet; add orange-juice mixture and bell pepper. Continue cooking over high heat until sauce thickens, 2 to 4 minutes. top with almonds and serve over nice nutty brown rice.

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