Greetings from Tulsa, OK! I'm spending this week in the lovely state of Oklahoma so I can attend a class on pipeline design and construction. Yesterday, one of my coworkers and I drove down from Kansas City and rested up for our first day of class this morning at 8:00. I like to think that I learned a lot today, but I won't bore you with the details. But I will say that the instructor is an Irish-Canadian, so that makes for a pretty fun accent. Think Irish, with some "ehs?" and "aboots" mixed in.
Anyway, before I left for the week, I saved up a couple recipes to blog about while I'm gone. The first one is Orange Beef & Broccoli. I found this one in a blog (of course) and thought that it sounded tasty. Also, Joe really likes Chinese food, and sometimes I get tired of stir fry, so this would satisfy both of us :). It actuallly tasted like something from a Chinese restaurant, but I felt much less guilty about eating it since I knew exactly what went into it. Click here for the original recipe at Pinch of Yum.
Here's what you'll need:
Juice of 1 orange
1 T. fresh orange zest
2 T. low sodium soy sauce
1/4 c. beef broth
1/3 c. orange marmalade
2 T. corn starch
1 t. oil
1 lb. flank steak; sliced very thin
salt and pepper to taste*
3 cloves garlic; minced
1 head broccoli; washed and cut into bite sized pieces
- Mix the first 6 ingredients together in a small bowl and whisk until the cornstarch is dissolved.
- Place the broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl with about 1 T. of water and cook on high for 1 1/2 min. Set aside.
- Sprinkle the steak with salt and pepper.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet and add the steak and garlic. I just grated the garlic right over the skillet using a Microplane. It's much easier for me than chopping the garlic.
- Drain off the fat once the meat is cooked. Add in the sauce mixture and cook for about 1 minute or until sauce starts to thicken a bit. Stir in the broccoli and cook for another minute. Serve over rice and enjoy!
* I actually didn't put the salt an pepper on the steak before cooking it, but I wish I had because it could have used a little more seasoning.
I hope you're all having a great week and getting ready for some serious St. Pat's fun this weekend. I can't wait to see my girls Sarah & Amanda Schram this weekend in New Orleans! St. Paaaaaaats!