Monday, February 6, 2017

Hello Fresh - Stir Fired Beef and Broccoli

First off, this is definitely not what you would get in a Chinese restaurant. This is more of an Americanized version of the dish. It's good, but definitely not very authentic. The meat and sauce were just not quite right. It was good, just not very Asian, as you would expect from it's name. We used sesame oil instead of vegetable since we had it on hand. We also did not put sriracha in our dish.

Here is the original recipe: https://www.hellofresh.com/recipes/rapid-stir-fried-beef-5845b40b2e69d7259304d962/?back=/recipe/all

Served

View from the side 
All ready!


Noodle time

Onions, ginger and garlic

Broccoli

What came in the box!

Ingredients:

12 ounce Beef Sirloin Tips
2 Scallions
2 cloves Garlic
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
1 thumb Ginger
16 ounce Yakisoba Noodles (Wheat, Egg, Soy)
Ketchup
4 tablespoons Soy Sauce (Soy)
Hoisin Sauce Jar (Soy)
8 ounces Broccoli
1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
1 teaspoon Sriracha
4 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
Salt
Pepper

Directions:

1. Wash and dry all produce. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Trim and thinly slice scallions. Mince or grate garlic. Peel and mince ginger. Whisk together sesame oil, 1 TBSP ketchup, soy sauce, 1½ TBSP hoisin sauce, and 1 TBSP water in a small bowl.
2. Add broccoli to boiling water and cook until tender but still crisp, 3-4 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
3. Toss steak tips with cornstarch in a large bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper. Heat a large drizzle of oil in a large pan over high heat. (TIP: If you have a nonstick pan, break it out.) Toss in steak tips and cook to desired doneness, 3-4 minutes. Remove and set aside.
4. Heat a drizzle of oil in same pan over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger, and scallions and cook until fragrant, 1 minute, tossing. Toss in half the noodles from the package (we sent more) and a drizzle of oil. Break up noodles until they no longer stick together, using tongs or two wooden spoons.
5. Pour in 1 cup water, cover, and steam until noodles are tender, 3 minutes. (TIP: If your pan doesn’t have a lid, carefully cover it with aluminum foil.) Uncover, increase heat to medium-high, and toss until noodles are tender, 3-4 minutes. Add sauce and toss to coat. Cook until sauce is thickened, 1 minute.
6. Toss broccoli and steak into noodles to warm through. Season with as much sriracha as you like (careful, it’s spicy). Season with salt and pepper. Divide between plates and serve.

What we liked:

It was interesting to try the new recipe.

What we didn't like:

It was not what one would expect from a beef and broccoli dish. 

What Kaspian thought about it:

He was too suspicious of it to try it. Chicken nuggets were more his forte that night. Astrid, however, loved the noodles. 

Next time:

Try a different recipe