Broccoli Beef Stir-Fry

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


1-2 tablespoon Sunflower oil, 1-2
1/2 lb. Beef stir-fry strips
1/2 lb. broccoli or broccolini
1-2 cloves Garlic (chopped)
2 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
a dash White pepper
1 tablespoon Shaoxing Wine


Marinate the beef with 1 tbsp of oyster sauce, white pepper and shaoxing wine for about 30 minutes.
Heat a wok until smoking, pour in the oil then add beef. Stir-fry for 2 mins, then tip onto a plate. Add broccoli with a splash of water then cook until broccoli turns bright green.
Add the garlic and cook for 1 min more. Pour in the rest of the oyster sauce and 125ml water. Bring to the boil and cook until reduced to a sticky sauce. Stir in the beef, along with any juices from the plate, then serve straight away.




Just last weekend, I cooked so much that I had amazed myself! I cook almost everyday, but I prefer to cook during weekends as I get more time to take pictures of the dishes after that. I never like to rush during shooting, which is one of the most important tips in food photography! One of the dishes that I made over the weekend was Broccoli Beef Stir Fry. In my family, we rarely eat beef (I should actually say, we never eat beef! It’s not due to religion though). Well, I was wondering and did ask my mom why. She told me that my grandma never made beef or lamb dishes when she was young, so she is not used to eating them. It’s true that my grandma cooked mostly chicken, pork, fish, seafood, and vegetables. Broccoli beef is probably one of the most popular dishes that you can find at any Chinese restaurants. I like the simplicity of this dish. I have chosen to use tenderstem broccoli. Tenderstem broccoli is so tender from floret to the stem! Unlike ordinary broccoli where the stem tends to be thicker and chewier. Apart from tenderstem broccoli, purple sprouting broccoli may be a great substitute! (But, you may want to boil/steam purple broccoli first because of its colour!) I have bought purple sprouting broccoli a few times and I absolutely love it! It’s so much sweeter than the ordinary broccoli! Same goes to tenderstem broccoli!! Did you know that broccoli is actually cabbage that has gone wild and formed flowers that have started to bud?? (I didn’t know it until now!) You may want to try out tenderstem broccoli in this recipe than the ordinary one and let me know your thoughts!


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Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:25pm


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