Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Stir Fried Beef With Brocolli and Bell Peppers
Stir fries are easy to make, it takes just a few minutes to prepare ,although you have to be all prepped and ready before starting to cook. But you need just one pot for all the cooking which means less washing up. I made this easy stir fry last week for dinner. The boys loved it and the beef turned up nice and tender.
Sorry for not posting much recipes these days been very busy with school activities as the school year is coming to end soon.
Recipe : Stir fried beef with brocolli and bell peppers inspired by stir fried duck with brocolli from Hamlyn 200 Thai favourites cookbook.
about 250g-300g beef tenderloin
1 fat clove garlic, grated or minced
2 tsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 red bell pepper cut into strips
1 small head brocolli , cut into florets and blanched
1 small onion sliced
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped1" ginger cut into strips
1 red or green chilli sliced (optional)
1 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sweet dark soy sauce ( kecap manis)
1 tsp corn flour
few drops sesame oil
2-3 tbsp water
ground black pepper and salt to taste
Oil for stir frying
Prepare the beef by removing all the fat and sinews. cut into thin strips and place in a glass bowl or zip lock bag. Marinate in 2 tsp light soy , 1/2 tsp black pepper and grated garlic for at least 1 hour or over night.
Prepare the vegetables and get everything ready before you start stirfrying. You can use frozen brocolli (thawed) if you dont have fresh brocolli or are pressed for time.
Mix the sauce ingrediants in a bowl or bottle and set aside.
Take the beef out from the refrigerator 10 minutes before cooking time.
Heat a large frying pan or wok till hot!. Add oil about 3 tablespoons. Fry the beef strips in batches each batch for 1-2 minutes . Remove to a plate and set side.
Add a little bit more oil ( a few tablespoons) and stir fry ginger ,garlic and onions till fragrant. Stir in bell pepper and brocolli and stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Return the beef strips along with any juices on the plate back into the pan , along with the sliced chillies if using ,and stir fry 1 minute. Add a tiny pinch salt.
Stir in the sauce and let it cook for 1-2 minutes giving a stir now and then till the sauce thickens. Taste the sauce add salt and pepper if needed.
If using sesame seeds, take a dry frying pan add the sesame seeds and heat the pan over a medium heat . Shake the pan now and then till the sesame seeds turn a light golden colour and you get nice nutty aroma ( becareful as these tend to burn easily). Add the toasted sesame seeds to the finished stir fry and toss. Serve with plain cooked rice and Enjoy!!