Thursday, August 9, 2012

# 69 Beef and Broccoli

Chinese guy and his wife are in bed one night after working hard all day at their restaurant.  About 2 am. he still can't sleep, rolls over and shakes his wife saying, " why you no kiss me anymore? "  she grunts and says to go back to bed.  He does but minutes later he turns back and shakes her again, saying " why you no make love to me anymore?"  She is aggrivated but says little and repeats to go back to bed.  He can't and finally demands, " Why you no 69 me anymore? "  Now she is pissed and sits up and shouts, " What, What, What?  You want a  Beef and Broccoli at this time of night ? " 
Regardless of what # 69 is to each of you, Beef and Broccoli is a good meal!  This is a rendition adapted from a friend, a little heavier on the broccoli and a little less on the beef.  Kisses, love and more are sure to come your way.....but cook it right first!

Beef and Broccoli
Prep Time:   15 minutes
Cook Time   10 minutes
Serves:          2

1    Tbl    soy sauce
1    teas    cornstarch
2   Tbl     vegetable oil, divided
2    cl       garlic, chopped fine
2    Tbl    ginger, fresh, peeled and chopped fine
1    cup    flank steak, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
2    cup    broccoli, fleurettes cut into 1 inch pieces, stems trimmed and cut the same
2    Tbl    dry white wine
2    Tbl    oyster sauce
1    cup     steamed rice (optional)
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Be sure to trim the stems of the broccoli from its outter tough green layer.  Then cut into 1 inch pieces.

Mix the soy sauce with the cornstarch, two teaspoons of the oil and stir in the garlic, ginger. and beef.  Season lightly with cracked fresh pepper.  Heat a 10 inch wok or skillet to medium high.  Add the remaining oil.  Add the beef mixture and cook, stiring until rare.  Add the broccoli and stir.  Add the wine, oyster sauce and one tbl water.  Stir and cook 2-3 minutes or until the broccoli is cooked but still crisp.  Season with salt and pepper if needed.  Plate over steamed rice.
ENJOY your # 69.