Saturday, August 1, 2015

Wendell's Beef Broccoli

This recipe is from the May 2015 issue of Health Magazine which Wendell saw at a doctor's office. The meat was very tender and the flavor onolicious. 


  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp. dry sherry
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces flank steak, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced across the grain
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 6 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 6 cups broccoli florets (about 1 lb.)
  • scallion, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1. In a medium bowl, stir 1 Tbsp. each soy sauce and sherry, 2 tsp. cornstarch, 1 tsp. sugar and a generous grind of pepper until sugar has dissolved. Stir in beef. Let stand for 15 minutes.

2. In a small bowl, whisk remaining 2 tsp. each soy sauce and sherry, 1 tsp. each cornstarch and sugar, broth, oyster sauce and sesame oil.

3. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 1/2 tsp. peanut oil over medium-high heat until very hot; swirl to coat skillet. Spread half of beef in a single layer. Cook, undisturbed, for 90 seconds to sear, then stir-fry for 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate. Add another 1 1/2 tsp. peanut oil; repeat with remaining beef.

4. Add 2 tsp. peanut oil and broccoli to skillet; stir-fry for 1 minute. Make a well in center and add remaining 1 tsp. peanut oil, scallion, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir-fry until just fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add 1/3 cup water and cover skillet; steam until broccoli is just crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.

5. Return beef to skillet. Whisk sauce and add to skillet. Cook, tossing well, until sauce is bubbling and thickened, about 1 minute. Serve with jasmine rice, if desired.


Susie said...

Looks really good, but I'd have to do without the oyster sauce. It's raining again here :(

K and S said...


Kay said...

Yuuuuum! This looks so amazing!!! I'll need to copy this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Susan said...

I was about to ask how did he get those nice sear marks on the layer at a time huh? I don't know how I'm gonna do that cooking for an army?? I couldn't stop laughing about Wendell reading your blog without you knowing it. But hey, all we do is rave about his cooking! : ) Hey Wendell!...I'm so jealous of your wife ; ) you're my hero! (hehe)

jalna said...

Hey Susie! We could use more rain here.

Kat, I like broccoli more than I like beef.

You're welcome, Kay. More "healthy" recipes are coming up.

Susan, maybe I should start saying nice things about him on my blog now.

Erick said...

Dat looks so ono!

Susie said...

Jalna, you can also use this basic recipe for beef tomato. At lest soaking the beef and cooking it the same way. then sauté the onions and the peppers, add beef turn off stove and add cut up tomatoes. put cover on. just saying.

jalna said...

Ooooh, I see, Susie!! Thanks!

Nippon Nin said...

Great recipe and a super nice photo!

jalna said...

Thanks, Akemi.