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.
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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