Sunday, May 3, 2009

Korean Beef with Broccoli recipe

Here is the recipe that I fixed the other night (Sandee requested):

Broccoli w/Sweet Garlic Sauce
2 C. beef stock
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 C. soy sauce
1 t. ginger, minced
½ t. red pepper flakes
1/4 C. sugar
2 bunches of broccoli, chopped
2 T. olive oil
1 ½ T. cornstarch

1. Boil the beef stock. Add the garlic, soy sauce, ginger, red pepper flakes and sugar.
2. In a separate pan, saute the broccoli in the olive oil. Add it to the broth.
3. Using a little of the hot stock mixture, create a slurry with the cornstarch and add it into the entire stock mixture.
4. Allow to simmer for 6-8 minutes until the mixture thickens and serve over rice.

Korean Beef
1# skirt steak
½ C. soy sauce
1/4 C. rice vinegar
1/3 C. scallions, chopped
2 T. sugar
2 T. garlic, minced
1 T. sesame oil
1 ½ t. chili sauce

1. Combine all ingredients. Marinate steak for at least 30 minutes and up to an hour.
2. Grill or broil the steak 2-3 minutes on each side. Allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing.

Now that was the recipe that I found. So what did I learn and/or do differently?

Number 1 is that you mix up the marinade and pour it over the steak and get it to marinating for the whole hour. And since there was no skirt steak in Mayberry, I used bottom round, which worked just fine. And I sliced the steak thinly across the grain.

There was no mention of what to do or not do with the (wonderful) marinade, and of course I know that anything with meat juices has to be cooked, so I simply dumped the marinade into the beef stock mixture for the broccoli, which it needed...and I used three bunches of broccoli...and cooked it a bit longer before I added the broccoli to it. The taste was simply divine...if you like ginger and if you like garlic. Yummm. Dang, I didn't think about taking a photo of it, but I will make this again.

Enjoy your Sunday!


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

we'll be there is six days! hold down the fort!

smiles, bee

the donG said...

great! just in time that we have broccoli right now. ill let my mom try doing this.

Loving Annie said...

That sounds yummy - I am going to try it with chicken instead of beef !

barb said...
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barb said...

Sorry, I had to delete that, it made no sense!

My nephew Brian's girlfriend Anna is Korean (we're all hoping he proposes soon!) - I'm SO gonna ask her to make this for me!

I was taught the Korean word for 'Korean Beef', but I have no idea how to spell it.

Actually, I know how to say 'turtle' in Korean, too. Gee, won't that come in handy?! :-D

Sandy B said...

Bee, I'm countin' the days till you and Sarge get up here!!!

Dong and Barb, you are both lucky to have your very own personal chefs!

Annie, let me know how it is with chicken...good, I'm sure!