I recently started looking at The Pioneer Woman blog. The recipes look amazing. As I looked through them I started noticing a lot of them had lots of butter, cream or alcohol. This one looked really good. When I started cooking I noticed it had a half cup of reduced sodium soya sauce. Even with the sodium reduced that is still a lot of sodium. But I wanted to try the recipe as close as possible to the original. The recipe had 3 tbsp of sherry. I used orange juice instead. The original recipe uses snow peas. I don't like snow peas and my son has trouble eating them. So I used broccoli instead.
The recipes says that it cooks in 15 minutes. I couldn't understand how you could cook beef in 15 minutes. With Indian cooking you cook beef for so long to get it nice and tender. So I was curious to try the cooking technique in this recipe. I used pasanday and sliced it really thin against the grain. The meat turned out really tender. I had started out using a stainless steel wok but the sauce was burning at the bottom. Thankfully there was no burnt taste in the dish. Next time I'm gonna try to reduce the soya sauce in half.
Beef with Broccoli
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
1 1/2 pound veal pasanday, thinly sliced against the grain (I had slightly more than 1 pound)
one bunch broccoli, chopped into small florets
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup reduced sodium soya sauce
3 tbsp orange juice
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp minced ginger
5 green onions, sliced diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces
1 tsp red chilli flakes (or to taste)
Mix together soya sauce, orange juice, brown sugar, cornstarch and ginger in a bowl until everything is dissolved. Add meat and mix to coat with marinade.
Heat skillet or wok over high heat. Add oil. Immediately add broccoli and stir fry for about a minute. Remove to a plate,
Let wok get really hot again. Using tongs, add half the meat mixture and spread around pan. Sprinkle half of the green onions on top. Let sit untouched for about a minute. Flip over and cook for another 45 seconds. Remove to a plate. Allow wok to heat up and repeat with remaining beef and green onions. After turning the meat, add the rest of the meat, broccoli and remaining marinade. Stir over high heat for about 30 seconds. Take off the heat. Sprinkle with red chilli flakes. Serve with rice.