This recipe is a really good version of an old stand by. Very quick, very easy. Just add chopsticks.
Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup sherry
2 Tbs soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp cornstarch
3 Tbs vegetable oil
1 lb thinly sliced flank steak
1 lb broccoli florets
1 red bell pepper, sliced (add a jalapeño, too, if you like a spicier dish)
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbs grated ginger
1. Mix water, hoisin, sherry, soy sauce, sesame oil and cornstarch in a bowl.
2. Heat 1 Tbs oil in wok. Cook half of steak until browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to bowl and repeat with additional Tbs oil and remaining steak.
3. Add broccoli, bell pepper and remaining oil to wok and cook, covered, for about 5 minutes. Add ginger and garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Return steak and any accumulated juices to the pan. Stir in hoisin mixture and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes.
From America’s Test Kitchen
I’m afraid the broccoli in the stir fry is a different type of green to that in this song.
The Early November-Dinner At The Money Table
I don’t know about you, but I am crazy about Florence & The Machine. No, the band has nothing to do with dinner, beef, broccoli or stir fries. They just popped into my head as I was thinking about the Mardi Gras Cupcakes. Typical me and my flight of ideas. Although these days, when am I not thinking of cupcakes? Anyway back to the music.
I think Florence Welch is gorgeous and I am all over her cool sense of style. The band’s album, ‘Lungs’, is just song after song of musical goodness.
Florence & The Machine-Dog Days Are Over
You can get yourself Lungs over here.