Broccoli and Beef in Oyster Sauce
Here's a classic combination that's easily adaptable. Use other meats or vegetables as you see fit and serve with steamed rice.
Preparation Time30 min
Cooking Time10 min
Total Timeunder 1 hour
Make Ahead RecipeYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together
Recipe CourseMain Course
Dietary ConsiderationHalal, Kosher, Lactose-free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free
Taste and TextureMeaty, Savory
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2/3 cup canned beef broth
- 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon roasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon chili-garlic paste, optional
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 strip steak, about 8 ounces, sliced into thin strips
- 1 medium head broccoli, broken or cut into florets
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 1/4 medium red onion, cut into julienne strips
- 2 small cloves garlic, minced
For sauce, stir cornstarch into 2 tablespoons of the broth in a small bowl; set aside. Stir together remaining broth, oyster sauce, sesame oil and chili-garlic paste in another small bowl; set aside.
Mix together the soy sauce, sherry and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add the sliced beef; toss to combine. Set aside.
Meanwhile, heat a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli; cook until bright green and tender-crunchy, about 2 minutes. Drain; transfer broccoli to a bowl filled with ice water to stop cooking. Drain; set aside.
Place a large wok or skillet over high heat until almost smoking. Drain the beef; reserve marinade. Add 1 tablespoon of the peanut oil to the skillet; add beef. Stir-fry until beef is browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl or platter.
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon of the oil in the wok over medium-high heat. Add onion; stir-fry 1 minute. Add the garlic; stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the beef, broccoli, reserved marinade and the oyster sauce mixture. Cook until the liquid comes to a boil; drizzle the cornstarch mixture into the pan. Cook, stirring, until thickened and heated through, about 2 minutes.
2013 James P. DeWan