Thai Stir Fry

Thai Stir Fry Beef & Broccoli

Thai Stir Fry Beef & Broccoli

Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1 pound beef steak (or other cuts)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 shallot (or 1/4 cup purple onion, finely chopped)
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 pieces ginger (thumb-sized and thinly sliced into matchstick-like pieces)
  • 3 tablespoons sherry (cooking sherry, or red wine)
  • 1 medium head broccoli (cut into bite-size florets)
  • 1 red pepper (sliced into thin strips)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (dissolved in 3 tablespoons cool water)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • For the Marinade:
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • For the Stir-Fry Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons oyster-flavored sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons brown sugar (to taste)
  • 1 to 2 red chilies (minced, or 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoons dried chili (crushed), to taste)

Steps to Make It


Gather the ingredients.

Thai Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry ingredients
Cut steak on the bias (on an angle) into thin 2 to 3 inch-long strips and place in a bowl.

Cut steak on the bias and place in bowl
Make the marinade by combining soy sauce, 2 teaspoons brown sugar, and cornstarch, stirring well to dissolve the sugar.

Make the marinade by combining soy sauce, brown sugar, and cornstarch
Pour this over the beef and toss. Set aside.

pour marinade over beef
Make the stir-fry sauce by combining in a cup or small bowl the stock, oyster sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, and chilies stirring well to dissolve the sugar. Set aside.

the stock, oyster sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, and chilies in a bowl
Heat a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil and swirl around, then add the shallot/onion, garlic, and ginger. Stir-fry 1 minute to release the fragrance.

shallot/onion, garlic, and ginger in a frying pan
Add the beef together with its marinade. Stir-fry until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the sherry as you stir-fry to keep pan moist.

Add the beef together with its marinade to the onion mixture and add sherry
Add broccoli and red pepper plus stir-fry sauce. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables have softened but still retain some crunch.

Add broccoli and red pepper to the beef mixture in the frying pan
Stir together the cornstarch and water mixture.

cornstarch and water mixture
Push ingredients aside in the wok to reveal the stir-fry sauce.

push the beef and vegetable mixture to one side of the pan
Add the cornstarch-water mixture and stir to thicken the sauce. Then stir-fry everything together.

add cornstarch mixture to the sauce of the beef and vegetable mixture
Switch off heat and drizzle over the sesame oil. Taste test the dish. If not salty or flavorful enough, add more fish sauce until desired taste is achieved. If too salty for your taste, add a squeeze of lime or lemon juice. If not sweet enough, add a little more sugar. Add more chili for more heat. Serve with plenty of Thai jasmine rice. Thai chili sauce also can be served on the side for those who like it extra spicy.

Enjoy, bon apetit, verði þér að góðu, bura sura klura tura nura ura