Typically, I cook Italian.
A few fresh ingredients, very little culinary effort, a lot of love for food and… TA DA! A meal fit for a king!
However, once in a while it’s nice to branch out and try something new. As my master chef of a mum can whip up delicious Asian dishes whilst half asleep with both hands tied behind her back, I figured… why not try something a little closer to home?
So out comes the soy sauce and udon noodles!
Beef and Broccoli Stir-fry
- 400g of broccoli
- 200g of beef
- 1 clove of garlic
- 6 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of corn starch
- minced chili pepper (optional)
- 2 single serving packs of udon noodles
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Preparation time: 45 minutes; Serves 2-3
- Slice the beef into ½ to 1 cm strips. Marinate in soy sauce, minced garlic, chili pepper, sugar and corn starch for about 20 minutes.
- Chop up the broccoli into florets and quarter or halve them. Partially cook the broccoli in salted boiling water, then drain and throw into a pan of heated oil. Add the marinated beef and stir-fry together.
- Reuse the boiling water to partially cook the udon noodles. Read the cooking instructions on the packet carefully, as typically it takes only a couple of minutes to fully cook.
- Drain the noodles and combine with beef and broccoli. The dish is ready as soon as the beef is brown on the outside. Plate and serve hot.
[Insert the Chinese/Japanese equivalent of “buon appetito” here.]