Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Garlic Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

This is one of my best stir-fries yet, I have been trying my had at Asian food a lot the last year and a half and I think that I have gotten to the point where I think I am pretty good. I would hot compare mine to any cook from Asia; however.
The biggest thing that I have learned when making a stir-fry is....less is a lot more, don't over do it.

beef and broccoli stir-fry

1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine
4 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon oyster sauce (optional)
1 chicken breast cut into thin strips

mix 1 teaspoon sesame oil with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a bowl, mix and set aside

1 small head broccoli (steam to crisp tender if you like it a little more done)
1 carrot peeled and cut on diagonal
2 tablespoons mushroom soy sauce (you can used regular)

cut broccoli into florets and steam, set aside
cut carrot, set aside
marinate chicken for 10 minutes
heat wok, add a spoonful of oil mixture to wok cook half the chicken until just white. set aside and repeat with the rest of the chicken reserving the marinade.
put the rest of the oil in the wok add in the carrots, stir, add the broccoli, stir, add the chicken, stir add the marinade and soy sauce, stir until it is done, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. remove stir fry from wok into serving bowl. Server with rice.

1 comment:

Haley said...

Love your blog... so many beautiful photos :) I love stir-fry, but am afraid my problem is that I over-do it. I'll have to keep in mind your advice that less is more. Thanks!

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