Thursday, April 30, 2009

Everyday Food. Beef and Orange Stir-Fry


Day four.  On to beef.  We like beef here in the Mulkey house. I know you're not supposed to eat much beef anymore.  But once in a while is ok. Right? (You can also make this recipe with chicken.) The thing that I like most about all of the recipes in the "Everyday Food. Great Food Fast " cookbook is that the prep is easy and the cooking time is short. Oh, and the food is delish!!!!

Beef and Orange Stir Fry (photo from marthastewart.com)
Beef and Orange Stir Fry 

3 oranges (or 2 oranges and 1/4 cup orange juice) 

2 cloves garlic, minced 
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 
1 1/2 pounds trimmed boneless sirloin or rib eye, cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips 
1 tablespoon cornstarch 
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
6 scallions, green parts only, cut into 1-inch lengths 
 
1. Into a small bowl, finely grate zest and squeeze juice from 1 orange. Add garlic and soy sauce. 

2. With a sharp paring knife, peel remaining 2 oranges. Slice oranges crosswise 1/2 inch thick, then halve slices; push out, and discard any seeds. Set aside. 
3. In a medium bowl, toss meat with cornstarch until coated. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Working in batches (adding more oil if needed), brown beef on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes; transfer to a plate. 
4. Pour juice mixture into skillet, and boil until syrupy, about 1 minute. Return beef to skillet; add orange slices and scallions. Toss until coated and heated through. Serve hot. 
 
Variations:
Use chicken breasts and/or shrimp instead of steak and it's great.
I've made this with orange juice - and not fresh oranges at all. Still tasted great!
I've added broccoli near the end to have a vegetable included.


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