Hubby and I took the little girl to temple last weekend for Chinese New Year, this has become a tradition of ours, to pay respect to the Gods and wish for a year of health, peace and happiness. Afterward we normally would pick out 3 oranges from the temple to take home, by ingesting them it symbolizes protection. Tonight I decided to make my main dish using the “Lucky Oranges”, figured this would protect the whole family, even my dog would get some benefit from eating the left over! This recipe is something I whipped up, it actually turned out good and definitely worth repeating.
3/4 pound of lean beef, cut into strips
1 bunch of Chinese broccoli, cleaned and cut
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp ginger, minced
1/4 tsp orange rest (optional)
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp corn starch
1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
1/8 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp rice wine
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup dark soy sauce
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tbsp corn starch
Marinate the beef strips with above marinate ingredients, set aside for at least 15 minutes.
Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl, mix well and set aside
Heat up 1 tbsp of oil in wok, toss in the beef and stir fry until no longer pink, remove from wok quickly and set aside.
Heat up 1 tbsp of oil in wok, toss in garlic, ginger and orange zest, stir until fragrant, add the Chinese broccoli and a little bit of water, stir fry for 1 minute. Cover the wok and let it steam, when vegi is tender, remove and place in serving plate.
Bring the beef back into the hot wok, pour in sauce, let it sit for about 1 minute until sauce starts to thicken, stir the beef occasionally. When the beef is well done and sauce becomes to the consistency of your liking, pour them over the Chinese broccoli in the serving plate.