For people who love to eat, stir frying can be a fantastic venture in the kitchen. Recipes for stir fry are always available in the net and everyone who loves to cook never lose a chance to see what is new and popular. There are even printable cook books in the net that can be subscribed for avid home cookers who loves to eat. But in this article, we will share a very delicious dish that can be simple done in your own kitchens.
The BEEF AND BROCCOLI STIR FRY is a very famous dish in Asian Cuisines and is commonly part of every entry in their reception. In fact, this dish can be a major entry in their menu and have found it to be very popular among diners nowadays. Without further ado, let us begin cooking. This recipe can serve four persons.
One fourth cup soy sauce
One fourth cup dry sherry
One tablespoon of honey
One tablespoon of chopped garlic, (ready packed in supermarkets)
Two teaspoons of grated orange peel
THE FRY INGREDIENTS:
One pound of flank steak, cut diagonally across the grain into thin strips, approximately one and a half inches in lengths.
A large head of broccoli, cut the florets and sliced in half, discard the stems
Two tablespoons of vegetable oil, preferably canola or any grapeseed oil
One tablespoon of cornstarch
Steamed rice to go with the dish
Pour in the first five ingredients into a medium size mixing bowl: The soy sauce, the dry sherry, the honey, the chopped garlic and the grated orange peel. Stir well till they are smooth. Then add the beef or meat to the sauce and toss them over to coat the sauce. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour up to four hours to marinate. This allows the beef to absorb the sauce and add to its flavor.
Meantime, blanch the broccoli florets in a large pot of boiling salted water for two minutes. This softens the broccoli. Then drain the water and rinse the broccoli in cold water. Drain the water well. Set aside.
To begin stir frying, heat a wok or a large skillet over your American stove on high heat. Add vegetable oil and wait till it starts to smoke. Drain the beef from the marinade and reserve the marinade for frying. Add cornstarch to the marinade and stir till smooth leaving no clumps behind. Set aside.
Add the meat or beef to the wok and stir fry until almost cooked through for about two minutes. The color would be brown.
Then add the broccoli florets to the wok and stir fry till crisp tender, for another two minutes more.
Then add the reserved marinade mixture to the wok and boil until the sauce thickens and coats with the meat and broccoli, stirring constantly, for about two minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve immediately while hot with the steam cooked rice.
Enjoy this recipe for stir fry at home which can be easily and simply done in your kitchen.
By continuing to stir fry, you can learn how to be creative in your kitchen and begin to fancy your cooking. Sometimes, your presentation can improve the dining experience of your family. Try your skills and have fun too.