Beef, Broccoli & Shiitake Mushroom Sauté

Beef, Broccoli & Shiitake SauteAs regular readers know I love the fresh organic shiitake
mushrooms that are available from JJ’s Organics at the Napier
Urban Food Market
. Last weekend they also had some lovely sprouting broccoli and the two just seemed to be made to go
together. Then I picked up some lovely rump steak and that was

Beef, Broccoli & Shiitake Mushroom Sauté

If shiitake mushrooms are not available you could make this dish with Portabellas – you will need to adjust the cooking time as they give off more moisture than shiitake.

Serves 4

300-400g sprouting broccoli or 1 head broccoli (about 300g), cut into florets
vegetable oil
1 onion, sliced
1 cup sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
1 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp Chinese five-spice
sea salt and black pepper
500g rump steak, cut into strips
¼ cup Chinese cooking wine
1 tsp fish sauce
1 clove garlic, crushed

1              Boil, steam or microwave broccoli until just tender. Drain and rinse under cold running water to stop cooking. Set aside.

2              Place onion and a little oil in a frying pan, cover and cook over a medium heat, stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes or until onion softens. Remove onion and set aside, leaving as much oil as possible in the pan.

3              Heat oil remaining in pan over a medium-high heat, add mushrooms and cook, tossing, for 4-5 minutes or until golden.
Remove and set aside.

4              Combine cornflour, five spice powder and a good grind of salt and pepper in a bowl and mix to combine. Add beef and toss to coat.

5              Add a little more oil to the pan, heat over a high heat, add beef and cook, tossing for 3-4 minutes or beef browns and is almost cooked.

6              Return onion and mushrooms to pan with broccoli and garlic and toss to combine. Stir in rice wine, fish sauce and ¼ cup water and cook, tossing, to heat through and thicken sauce.

Happy cooking and eating.

Recipe by Rachel Blackmore

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