Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Broccoli Beef with Holy Basil

Here's a quick and simple beef and vegetable stir-fry that has all the protein, iron and vitamins that your kids need for a well-balanced meal (served with steamed rice of course).

Broccoli Beef with Holy Basil


400g beef scotch fillet, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 handful Thai / Holy basil
Broccoli florets, boiled in salted boiling water until almost tender, and refreshed with cold water
1 stalk green spring onions, cut into 4 cm lengths

1/2 tbsp fish sauce
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp sugar
Dash of pepper
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp cornflour

1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp palm sugar (or substitute with brown sugar)
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup water
A few drops of sesame oil


  1. Combine marinade with beef and leave aside for an hour.
  2. Heat up some oil in a wok and fry the beef until browned all over. Dish out and leave aside.
  3. Fry the garlic in a little oil in the wok, then add sauce ingredients and bring to boil. Add in the beef, spring onions and broccoli and toss until well combined and beef is cooked. Taste for seasoning. Stir through the basil, then dish out onto a plate and serve with steamed jasmine rice.
Tip: Pop the beef in the freezer for about an hour until firm before slicing. This will give you thinly shaved slices of beef that makes it easy for the little ones to chew.