Friday, June 20, 2014

Sesame Orange Beef Stir Fry

When my husband saw this dish on the stove he said it looked just like the stir fry we get at our local Chinese take-out restaurant.  I take that as a compliment.  I loved how easy this dish comes together and the flavors of orange and sesame together. The beef was beautifully caramelized and the sauce was sweet and savory.   I am looking forward to experimenting with this dish some more... so look out for more stir fries in the future. 

1 1/2 lbs beef cut into strips
salt and black pepper to taste
2 Tbs sesame seeds
2-3 cloves grated garlic
1 inch grated ginger
2 carrots sliced
1lb broccoli cut into small florets
1 can sliced water chestnuts

3-4 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs Oyster Sauce
1 Tbs Shao Hsing Chinese Rice Wine or substitute dry sherry
1 tsp sesame oil
2-3 Tbs Orange Marmalade
1 cup beef broth
1 Tbs cornstarch mixed with 2 Tbs water

Heat 1 Tbs of canola oil in wok.  Once heated add beef and brown.  Season beef with a little bit of salt, black pepper and sesame seeds and finish browning meat. (Note: be careful when you add the sesame seeds, they may pop and splutter).  Remove beef and sesame residue from pan.  You can remove all sesame seeds by using a paper towel to clean out wok.  Do this carefully so not to burn yourself.

In the cleaned wok, heat 1 Tbs of canola oil. Add the garlic and ginger.  Then add the vegetables and saute.

 Next add the beef and sesame seeds back and the sauce.  Saute and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Then add the cornstarch slurry and stir well. when the sauce thickens and the vegetables are cooked to your desired tenderness, turn stove off.  Serve hot with rice.  Enjoy.

Copyright: All recipes, content, and images (unless otherwise stated) are the sole property of Curry and Comfort. Please do not use without prior written consent. Unauthorized reproduction is strictly prohibited.