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Thursday, March 8, 2007

Spicy Beef and Broccoli

1lb sirloin steak, cut into strips
1/2 lb broccoli florets
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
4 dried red Thai chilies
4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
3 thick strips orange zest
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 cups beef stock
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey

In a wok, add 2 tbsp vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add sirloin strips and cook until no longer pink. Add garlic, chilies, scallions, ginger and orange zest. Saute for one minute and the add the stock, vinegar, sesame oil and honey. Meanwhile, mix cornstarch with water and wisk until smooth. Add mixture to the wok and mix well. Add broccoli florets and allow to cook for 5 more minutes, tossing to keep from sticking.

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