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Thinking of the Yings: Beef Broccoli Recipe

It’s been a while. So many recipes and photos & no time to post them because I’ve been so busy running my business!

Today is a tried and true recipe, easy favorite #Chinese takeout: Beef Broccoli.

I don’t think I knew exactly where China was when I was 11, but what I knew was that my neighbors were from there, they were the nicest people, and I wanted to eat at their house all the time because they had the best food.

Thinking of my childhood neighbors from Jacksonville, Florida, the Yings, that owned the local Chinese Restaurant right up the street.


Beef Broccoli Recipe

1 1/2 lbs top sirloin steak thinly sliced (or flank, NY strip)

1 tablespoon oil

2 cups broccoli florets

2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1/4 cup oyster sauce

1/4 cup or water

2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tsp water


1)Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium heat.

2)Add the broccoli and cook for 3 mins. Add ginger and garlic, cook 1 minute more.

3)Remove the broccoli from the place in a bowl and cover with a plate or lid.

4)Wipe the pan clean and return to stove. Turn heat to high. Add 2 tsp oil to pan.

5) Season the steak with 1 tsp salt and pepper. Add to pan so that you only have a single layer of meat in the pan at a time. Cook in batches for 4 mins at a time until browned and cooked to at least medium doneness.

5)Add broccoli and cook for 2 more minutes.

6)In a small bowl, mix the oyster sauce, water, sugar, sesame oil and soy sauce together. In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch with the of cold water until the cornstarch powder is dissolved. Add the cornstarch mixture to the oyster sauce mixture.

7)Pour 3/4 of the oyster sauce mixture into the pan, and coat completely. Cook for 1 minute as the mixture comes to a boil and starts to thicken. Taste. If you want more sauce, add as desired. Thicken for another 30 seconds if you add more sauce.

8)Serve immediately, plain, or over rice.

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