Beef with Broccoli (version 2)


1/2 lb beef
4 cup fresh broccoli (1 lb)
1 wedge ginger size of quarter
2 tsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tsp water
1/2 tsp MSG (optional)
dash pepper
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup chicken stock or water

Marinade for beef:
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp light soy sauce
2 tsp sherry
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp vegetable oil


Slice beef and add marinade. Wash broccoli and peel off tough outer layer. Slice broccoli stems diagonally into paper-thin slices and divide flowerets into 3 or 4 small sections, depending on size. Smash wedge of ginger. Mix cornstarch, water, MSG if using, and and pepper. Set beside pan.

Using a high flame, heat pan and add 1 Tbsp of oil, salt, and ginger. Add broccoli and stir. Add stock and cover for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover, stir, remove, and set aside. Heat pan again and add remaining Tbsp of oil. When pan is red hot, add beef and flatten against sides of pan. Stir fry for 45 seconds until beef is 3/4 cooked. Add broccoli and stir in cornstarch mixture. Cook until gravy thickens. Serves 2 or 3.

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