I always find stew being comfort food, it’s one of those dishes that you want…
Rach and I will often enjoy a nice Stir Fry every so often, often with rice than noodles. Usually we will use chicken or pork, this time however I wanted a nice beef stir fry. Although wanted to give it a nice extra taste and that’s when I thought of making a nice orange sauce, giving the beef an extra flavour.
The first thing I did was chop the onions and heat some oil in a saucepan, once the oil was hot I placed the chopped onions and cooked until they were transparent. I then added sliced peppers and chopped broccoli and gave this a good mix and left it to cook on a medium heat, stirring often to ensure it didn’t stick.
Whilst the vegetables are cooking I then wanted to brown off the beef to ensure it was cooked. In another saucepan place the beef along with some oil and cook until it’s browned, once it has take it off the heat. In a bowl mix the zest of 1 orange and the juice of one orange, add 2 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 garlic gloves minced.
Put this sauce into into the same pan that the beef was cooked in and cooked until it has reduced into a thicker sauce. Once this was done I added the beef with the vegetables and poured in the sauce, giving it a good mix until it was all coated with the sauce.
Now is the perfect time to start doing the rice, place it into a saucepan of hot water and boil until the rice is cooked. Spoon the rice onto a plate, top with the stir fry and drizzle any remaining sauce over the top. Now it’s time to enjoy!!
I really enjoyed this dish as found it really gave the beef and the vegetables a little extra flavour, it is however important not to put too much orange in as it can become a little overpowering. Depending on how you like your vegetables, you may want to adjust the cooking time.
I prefer them to not have too much crunch so tend to cook them until soft, if you do like that crunch then cook them for a little less. In terms of the beef I did use beef stir fry strips but if you want some extra flavour then id recommend cooking a couple of sirloin steaks and slicing these up, again cooking to make sure it’s fully browned off on either side.
I have enjoyed cooking for some years now, its one of the only things that I can do that makes me relaxed and forget any worries I have. I love trying new foods and visiting restaurants. Other hobbies include writing, game development and work :)