Beef: Beef and Broccoli in Oyster Sauce

posted by Fruffy 09-21-101 6:00 AM

Beef and Broccoli in Oyster Sauce
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3/4 lbs. beef strips (approx. 1 1/2" length, pencil-thin, preferably tender cut)
2 cups broccoli florets (approximation)
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 egg white (beaten until frothy)
1 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. sherry
1/4 cup Chinese oyster sauce (available in oriental grocery stores) - This is an approximation. The idea is to use just enough sauce to coat the beef strips and broccoli.

Place beef strips in a mixing bowl. Add soy sauce making sure that it is evenly distributed. Next, sprinkle sugar and black pepper on meat, carefully massaging spices into beef strips. Mix in egg white, then carefully sprinkle cornstarch, slowly massaging the cornstarch into the meat. After you are finished, you should not be able to see cornstarch on meat. Set in fridge for at least 2-3 hrs.

Just before you are ready to cook the meat, par boil broccoli for about 30 sec. (for greener color). Remove from water, drain and set aside.

Next stir-fry broccoli in hot oil with a clove or two of crushed garlic. After broccoli is cooked (until crisp-tender), add a little oil and stir-fry beef being careful not to overcook it. Just after meat browns, add the sherry.

When meat is thoroughly cooked, add the broccoli and oyster sauce stirring to coat meat and broccoli (about 1 min). Serve over white rice.

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