This is one of my favorite quick recipes. I love Chinese food but we don't have many options for take out here in my little town. I saw this recipe on Emeril Lagasse's show a few years ago. I've changed a few things but it's pretty close to the original. My son, Nick, asks for it often! I hope you'll try it!
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 4 teaspoons grated ginger
- 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 teaspoons hoisin sauce
- 3 teaspoons honey
- 4 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
- 2 pounds top sirloin or petite sirloin steak, thinly sliced across the grain
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 large heads broccoli, cut into florets and blanched
- 1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (or more or less to taste)
- Steamed white jasmine rice
Whisk together the garlic, ginger, vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce and honey. Mix well and set aside until ready to use. Preheat a wok or a large skillet. Once it has reached a medium heat, add 1/2 of the peanut oil. Dredge the beef in the cornstarch, lightly shake off any excess cornstarch and add 1/2 of the beef to the pan. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1/2 of the blanched broccoli to the pan and shake frequently.
Add 1/2 of the sauce and stir to evenly coat the beef and broccoli. Cook until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Repeat the process with the other half of the ingredients. Serve immediately with steamed white jasmine rice.
*It will be easier to slice the beef in thin strips if it has been partially frozen.