Pages

Thursday, February 9, 2012

healthy stir-fry #3 : {broccolini, walnuts and gingered beef}

Here we are folks - the third installment of my favorite healthy stir-frys.  This one is for you red meat lovers out there.  And you broccoli lovers.
{adapted from recipe found on prevention.com}

You will need:
2 Tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup water
3 Tbsp sesame oil
1 1/2 lbs {I used 4 bunches} of broccolini {baby broccoli}
 3/4 lb of flank steak -- I buy it already in thin strips...cheaper/easier that way -- then I cut the strips into smaller, more bitesize pieces.
1 bunch of scallions {green onions, about 6} cut into 1 inch pieces 
1/2 cup walnut pieces, chopped coarsely {toast them for extra yumminess!}

1. Whisk ginger, soy sauce, and a few tablespoons of the water in a small bowl.
2. Heat sesame oil on high heat in your wok.
3. Add broccolini and stir fry for 3 minutes.  Then add rest of water and stir fry another 2-3 minutes.
4. Add steak, scallions, and soy mixture and stir fry 2 minutes or until beef is just cooked through...don't overcook.
5. Stir in chopped walnuts and serve hot!

 I'm not the hugest broccoli fan...but I'm trying!  
It is soooo good for you (vitamin C!!!)
 I'm a nerd and like to chop all my ingredients and display on one huge cutting board before dumping them in the wok/pot/pan.
This cutting board is not nearly big enough.
 When you first put your broccolini in the wok, it looks kind of dull...
 ...but after stir frying a few minutes and adding the water for a couple more, 
it turns a bright, vibrant green!  

Hopefully this, and stir-fry #1 and #2
inspired you to whip out that wok!
g