This is one of my family’s favorite recipes – and it’s a meal in a bowl. This recipe is from Corinne Trang’s Noodles Every Day cookbook.
Broccoli Beef Noodle Stir Fry Recipe
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine, sake, dry white wine or beer
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 pound beef sirloin, thinly sliced
1 pound fresh or 10 ounces dried noodles
2 tablespoons cooking oil (vegetable, canola or peanut)
3 large garlic cloves, crushed and
1.25 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 pound Chinese broccoli or regular common broccoli, cut into bite-size chunks or florets
Freshly ground black pepper
Whisk together 1 tablespoon each soy sauce, oyster sauce and rice wine in a medium bowl. Add the sugar and continue to whisk until dissolved. Stir in the starch. Add the sesame oil and beef, and mix well. Marinate the meat for 10-20 minutes. Drain and discard the excess marinade.
Boil a large pot of water. Read the package instructions for the noodles and cook the noodles until 1 minute shy of done and drain. (We’ll finish cooking the noodles at the end)
Heat 1 tablespoon of the cooking oil in a frying pan or wok over high heat and stir-fry the garlic until fragrant, about 1o seconds. Add the beef and stir-fry until tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil and when hot, add the Chinese broccoli, stir frying so that the oil coats the Chinese broccoli. Pour in the 1/4 cup of the stock, turn the heat to medium-low and cover with a tight fitting lid. Cook the Chinese broccoli until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the Chinese broccoli to the same plate.
Add the remaining cup of stock and the remaining 2 tablespoons each of soy sauce, oyster sauce, and wine to the same frying pan and bring to a boil over
Add the noodles and cook until the liquid has almost completely evaporated, leaving the noodles lightly moistened,2 to 3 minutes. Return the beef and broccoli to the skillet and toss to mix the ingredients thoroughly. Season with pepper to taste and serve.