Creating delicious Asian-inspired dishes like my Beef & Broccoli is a lot easier than you might think. It’s simply about having the right ingredients in your house to create dishes that you would normally have to order from your neighborhood Asian restaurant.
Thanks to my new friend Kian Lam Kho I can now create all styles of stir fry in my own home. He so graciously sent me his amazing new cookbook Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees, and with this easy-to-understand and use a cookbook, I’ve now got the world of Asian cooking right at my fingertips.
Ingredients to make Beef and Broccoli
Let’s start by gathering the ingredients we need to make Beef and Broccoli. In Chef Speak, this is called the “Mise en Place,” which translates to “Everything in its Place.”
Not only does setting up your ingredients ahead of time speed up the cooking process, it also helps ensure you have everything you need to make the dish.
So make sure to have your side dishes ready before you start putting together this dish. Rice or any type of Asian noodles would be perfect with Beef and Broccoli The sauce is ah-mazingly flavorful and would go well with either.
And if you’re not really fond of broccoli, try substituting asparagus, snow peas or any other type of stir fry veggies that you like. You could even change up the dish with chicken instead of beef, creating a few delicious dishes from this one basic recipe. Be creative and be a star in your kitchen!
It is important to have the right ingredients for Asian sauces on hand, and you can use them over and over again in your stir-fry and other dishes and pretty soon, Chinese take-out will be a thing of the past, and controlling the ingredients that go into your food will not only be better for you but more delicious.