Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

This is a recipe that I borrow from Lisa Burns because it is delicious!! It turned out great when I made it a couple of weeks ago. Leftovers were just as yummy as the first go around!

4 C hot cooked spaghetti (8oz uncooked pasta)
1 tsp dark sesame oil
1 Tbsp peanut oil
1 Tbsp minced peeled ginger
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 C chopped broccoli
1 1/2 C vertically sliced onions
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 lb flank steak, trimmed and cut across the grain into long, thin strips
1 Tbsp chili paste

What to do:
1. Cook pasta according to pasta directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Combine pasta and sesame oil, tossing well to coat.

2. While pasta cooks, heat peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and garlic, saute 30 seconds. Add broccoli and onion, saute 3 minutes. Add steak and saute 5 minutes or until done. Add pasta mixture, soy sauce, and remaining ingredients; cook 1 minute or until lo mein is thoroughly heated, stirring constantly.

**The grocery store was out of ginger when I made this, so I had to leave it out. It still turned out great! I also used olive oil instead of peanut oil because it's what I had. To get the authentic taste, do NOT omit the sesame oil or the oyster sauce. They are the key!

1 comment:

  1. I usually use ground ginger instead of fresh and it still works well to add that flavor. =)