Beef with Broccoli
(The secret to this popular restaurant dish is
to marinate the beef in a bit of oil)
Serves 3 to 4
3/4 lb (375 g) lean beef, sliced thinly into
Marinade for Beef:
1/3 tsp (1.5 mL) salt
1 Tbsp (15 mL) cooking wine
1 Tbsp (15 mL)
2 Tbsp water
1 1/2 Tbsp (20 mL)
1 1/2 lb (750 g) broccoli, flowerets removed,
slice on the diagonal into thin slices
1 cup (250 mL)
2 1/2 Tbsp (30 mL) oyster sauce
2 Tbsp (25 mL) light
3/4 Tbsp (10 mL) dark
1 Tbsp (15 mL) sugar
a few drops of
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup (125 mL) chicken broth
2 Tbsp cornstarch (if desired)
Slice beef and mix together marinade ingredients.
Add marinade to beef and marinate for thirty
minutes. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil to beef, mix
in thoroughly, and marinate beef for another thirty
minutes. While beef is marinating, prepare the
Heat wok and add 1 cup of oil. When oil is ready,
add beef and stir-fry until it is nearly cooked.
Remove beef and set aside on a plate. Drain the wok
and wipe clean with a paper towel.
Add 1/2 cup water to wok. Bring the water to a boil
and add the broccoli. Cover and cook until broccoli
is cooked through. Drain the wok.
Heat wok and add oil (about 2 tablespoons). Add the
garlic and stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add
vegetables and beef and mix together. Make a well in
the middle of the wok and add the sauce ingredients.
Add cornstarch, stirring to thicken. Mix sauce
together with other ingredients. Serve hot.
*Add carrots and onion if desired. Boil in the wok
with the broccoli (you'll need to add more water).