Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Pork, Broccoli & Crisp Garlic Saute

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My selected cookbook for this month, 

The star ingredient : Broccoli

An easy stir-fry dish. I have replaced the beef with pork fillet. And have used more garlic cloves, probably about 8. If you love garlic, then 3 cloves is not enough!

A tasty vegetable stir-fry, great dish as part of a main meal, with rice.

Beef, Broccoli & Crisp Garlic Saute
(adapted from Williams-Sonoma : Cooking From The Farmers' Market)
makes 4 servings
1 lb (500gm) flank or skirt steak (I've used about 300gm pork fillet)
1 tbsp cornstarch (cornflour)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp canola oil
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced (about 8 cloves)
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cups (8oz/125gm) small broccoli florets
3 tbsp dry white wine
2 tbsp soy sauce
cooked white rice for serving

Cut the beef across the gtrain into strips 3 inches (7.5cm) long and 1/4 inch (6mm) thick. In a bowl, stir together the cornstarch, salt, sugar, baking soda, and 2 tbsp water. Add the beef and stir until well mixed. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
In a frying pan over high heat, add the canola oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until crisp, about 1 minute. Transfer to paper towels.
Add the beef, broccoli and 2 tbsp of the wine to the pan and cook until the beef is opaque and the broccoli is tendeer, about 5 minutes. Add the soy sauce andf the remaining wine and stir for 1 minute. Transfer to warmed plates and accompany with steamed rice.

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  1. Love it! It looks really good ♥

  2. It must be very delicious and flavoursome with crisp garlic!

  3. Hi Joyce! I agree, how can 3 garlic cloves be enough? hah..hah... This dish suits me well - my three favorite ingredients, broccoli, pork and garlic!

  4. Hi Joyce,
    I will just have the whole plate of yummy fragrant broccoli + pork + garlic ! Burped... hee hee !

  5. I'd love this with pork or beef! Delicious!!!