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.

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  1. I haven't made stir-fry in forever. The beef would be great since my husband has been begging for steak.

  2. You made me hungry again! I haven't eaten breakfast and now I just want to skip ahead to lunch.

  3. *drrrooollllll* that looks incredible! Definitely want to try :)

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    Happy Valley Chow

  4. I bet this would taste great with chicken as well. Love these colorful stir-fries :-) How are you Ramona?

  5. I love this. Although I would eat all around the meat and my husband would enjoy the beef.

  6. Oh wow, I wish I had had this for lunch instead of my boring salad! YUM!

  7. Quick and delicious stir fry dish! Your family is so lucky you have variety of recipes to cook at home!

  8. Ramona, it DOES Look just like take-out. If takeout was infinitely more awesome and made at home! heehee I was just craving an orange-stir fry of some sort....

  9. Sounds fantastic, Ramona! I love Asian inspired stomach is now growling :)

  10. You are speaking my language with this one!

  11. Orange flavours in a stir fry sounds delicious :D


  12. Dude you're killing me. It's past midnight and now I want to head into the kitchen to make this. It's gorgeous. I love citrus and beef together. Mouthwatering Ramona, the pics are amazing.

  13. What a great addition with the orange marmalade! Great stirfry!

  14. Beef stir fries are my favorites, well next to just veggies. I love the flavours you've combined in your recipe, Ramona -- looks scrumptious! Thanks for being a part of the YBR this month:)

  15. Ramona,
    I am writing to obtain written consent to make this recipe with several changes and post the adapted version and my pictures on my food blog. I always link back to the original source from any recipe I make, so my post would link back to this recipe. Is this agreeable to you?

    1. Yes of course. As long as you link back. Looking forward to your recipe. Please let me know when it's up so I can check it out and see what changes you made. I would like to try it out. :)

  16. Thank you so much! I think you'll enjoy the changes! It will probably be a week or so before it's posted. I think I have 10 recipes ahead of it and I try to post only one per day. I'm going to the store today so I can make it tonight for dinner. Yum, yum!

  17. BTW, I think I'm going to go through your blog recipes (archives) because there are SO many I'd really like to try. Hope you don't mind if I pin a lot of stuff so I can remember where they are when I'm ready to try them!

  18. I am totally in love with this recipe. Need it, love it, must make it.

  19. I haven't made a stir fry in a long time. Time to rectify that situation!

  20. I realize the other day that we haven't made stir fry in FOREVER. This is clearly a stupid move on my part as stir fry is so easy to make and so delicious. I am in the mood for steak so this one is perfect!


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