Broccoli and ginger beef stir fry is a classic recipe of Chinese cuisine, one of the easiest to make, but you won’t forget its unique flavor anytime soon.
The recipe is fast and straightforward, and if you don’t have much time to devote to the kitchen, now you know what to prepare for a tasty dinner.
First of all, you have to marinate the meat, then cut into strips and sautéed in a wok.
A dash of soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, sugar and ginger is perfect for softening the beef and making it even more delicious.
To dispel any possible misunderstanding, we can say that it is an oriental recipe, not only Chinese because we can find this dish even in Japanese and Korean cuisine.
The peculiarity of the Chinese recipe is the presence of oyster sauce, which adds an incredible, tangy touch, very delicate.
That’s all, are you ready to cook great food?
Ingredients for making broccoli and ginger beef stir fry
- 750 grams of beef
- 800 grams of broccoli
- 5 cm of fresh ginger
- 5 ml of sesame oil
- 1 ml of oyster sauce
- 30 grams of brown sugar
- 100 ml of soy sauce
- 50 grams of sesame seeds
- 5 ml of apple cider vinegar
- 3 cloves of garlic
How to make broccoli and ginger beef stir fry
We start as always with all the possible beef cuts. You do not need to serve prime cuts such as fillet. Indeed, thanks to the marinating, we will be able to soften also the toughest cuts: tri-tip, sirloin, flat iron steak and flank steak.
Cut the meat into strips and place in a bowl, cover with soy sauce, add garlic and the chopped ginger, sugar, sesame oil, vinegar, sesame seeds, stir and refrigerate for 1 hour.
If you’re in a hurry, skip the marinating processes.
Meanwhile, wash the broccoli and boil for 10 minutes in boiling water, then cut into small pieces.
Put 5 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 clove, heat oil in a wok, throw in the broccoli, drain the beef strips well, and cook for a few minutes on high heat, adding a splash of mirin or vinegar.
After 3 minutes, season with the marinade of soy sauce and cook for 2 minutes more and your beef is ready to be served.
As you’ve seen, the recipe is super-fast and nothing special. You can make this delicious dish within 20 minutes. Just plan ahead for the marinade.
If you want to serve a complete meal, add a bowl of steamed rice and you’ll be fine.
What wine matches well to beef sautéed with broccoli, ginger and soy sauce?
We choose a bold, spicy, but not too tannic red wine: roundness is the watchword. Teroldego from Redondel winery is the perfect wine. Brunello di Montalcino, Barolo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon or Aglianico are nice options too.
If you want to pair a cocktail, Negroni is the answer.