Ginger Steak and Broccoli Stir-Fry

ginger beef and broccoli stir-fry

Ginger Steak and Broccoli Stir-Fry 

2 tsp. Asian (dark) sesame oil

10 oz. lean sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into thin strips

1 Tbl. minced peeled fresh ginger

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups small broccoli florets

4 scallions, cut into 1-inch lengths

1 Tbl. reduced-sodium soy sauce

1/2 tsp. hot chili paste

Heat large deep skillet or wok over high heat until drop of water sizzles in pan.  Add steak and stir-fry until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.  Transfer to plate.

Add ginger and garlic to skillet and stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Add broccoli and scallions and stir-fry until just softened, about 2 minutes longer.

Return steak to skillet along with soy sauce and chili paste.  Stir-fry until beef is just cooked through, about 2 minutes longer.

Cook’s Note:

To easily cut the steak into thin strips, put it in the freezer for 30 minutes before slicing.

(Ginger Steak and Broccoli Stir-Fry was in “Weight Watchers: Cook it Fast”, August, 2014)


Ziti with Broccoli

Ziti with Broccoli

Ziti with Broccoli

This is a great main dish or side dish.  It comes in handy during the Lenten season when you run out of meatless dishes to serve

Ziti with Broccoli/Mary Beth Schofield/The Greco Family “Cook”Book

Ziti with Broccoli

1 ½ Lb. broccoli

8 sprigs, fresh, leaves only

2 large cloves of garlic, mashed

3/4 Lb. of Ziti pasta

¼ cup olive oil

2 Tbsp. butter

¼ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

½ tsp. pepper, freshly ground

Cut stems off broccoli and wash thoroughly.  Chop parsley and garlic together.  Steam broccoli.  In another pot, cook Ziti in boiling salted water (al dente) about 20 minutes.

Combine olive oil, butter, parsley and garlic. Mix. Warm this sauce for 2 minutes.  DO NOT COOK OR BURN.

Drain broccoli and Ziti as soon as cooked.  Place pasta and broccoli in the hot pot that the Ziti was cooked in, and pour the sauce over both.  Sprinkle with cheese and black pepper.  Stir.  Transfer to serving dish and serve immediately.

 (Recipe for the Ziti with Broccoli was in the Greco Family “Cook”Book, Mary Beth Schofield, 1998.)

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