You do not have to have a wok to make this. I actually made this two or three times before I decided I needed to get a wok. It's more about space than anything. You may have to cook the food in smaller batches if you don't have a big pan.
You will need a flank steak. 1 1/2 to 2 pounds is a great size.
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. sugar
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of water
2 tablespoon of vegetable oil
Make sure you're working with a sharp knife.
Turn your flank steak to wear the grain is side to side.
You are going to cut against the grain.
Cut against the grain and at a slight angle. You want the strips to be pretty thin.
Place your flank steak strips in the marinade and mix. Let sit for about 30 minutes to one hour.
Use 2-3 heads of fresh broccoli and cut the florets.
Rinse and drain.
For the sauce you will need:
1/4 soy sauce
1/4 of teriyaki
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons flour
Mix and set aside
Add 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil to pan and head over medium high heat.
Add the broccoli and stir continuously to prevent burning. Cook for 3 minutes and transfer to bowl.
Add another tablespoon of oil and add meat. After a minute or so add half of the sauce mixture. Stir continuously. It will begin to stick to bottom of pan some but don't panic! Cook for another 3 minutes and then add the broccoli back into the pan and the remaining sauce. Stir to coat, then turn off heat and cover with lid for a couple of minutes. When you uncover and stir some of the sauce that was stuck to the bottom of the pan will loosen and turn into a sauce.
To stretch this meal even further you can serve over rice or add rice to the mixture just before serving!
I had written the recipe in a notebook and had not written down the source. I forgot where I had found the recipe. I found it last night and must give credit! This original recipe came from Rainy Day Gal. I've changed up the ingredients to suit my tastes (and what I have available to me here in the sticks). You can find the original recipe at www.rainydaygal.com
Life on the lake is laid back. When we cook it's far from being fancy affair. It's all about relaxing with friends and family and enjoying comfort food. More often than not it's not all that healthy but boy it sure is good!!!
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