Beef with Chinese Broccoli
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Serves: 2
  • half a pound beef sirloin steak, cut into bite-size pieces
  • a small bunch of Chinese broccoli (about a quarter pound), you could also replace it with other leafy greens
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • ¼ cup oil
  • For marinating the beef:
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon potato starch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • For blanching the Chinese broccoli:
  • a medium pot of water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • a touch of oil
  • For seasoning:
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Whisk cooking wine, salt, water and potato starch in a bowl and marinate the beef with it for about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine oyster sauce, water, dark soy sauce and black pepper in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Bring a medium pot of water to boil over high heat and then toss in salt, sugar and oil, carefully add in the Chinese broccoli and wait until the water starts to boil again, after cooking for another 30 seconds, fish them out, drain well and place on a plate.
  4. Heat ¼ cup of oil in a pan over medium heat, stir in the beef, cook for 1-2 minutes until the beef had just turned no longer pink, remove from pan and set aside.
  5. Use the remaining oil from last step to stir fry garlic and ginger for about 2 minutes until fragrant, add the beef back into the pan and pour in the seasoning sauce, turn to high heat and stir fry for about 2-3 minutes and make sure the the sauce is well mixed with all other ingredients.
  6. Place the beef over the Chinese broccoli and serve.
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