Thai Beef with Broccoli


12 ounces broccoli florets (1 1/2 inch florets) one medium-sized head of broccoli
1 tablespoon safflower oil or olive oil
1 pound beef tenderloin trimmed of any fat (about 2 small filet steaks)
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
2 large shallots, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger (or substitute with 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger)
1 1/2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
14 ounces lite coconut milk, stirred thoroughly (one 13.5-oz/430ml can)
1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
steamed Jasmine rice, for serving
8 fresh basil leaves, chopped or torn
4 lime wedges, for serving


Steam broccoli on stove-top for approx 13-15 minutes. Avoid overcooking!
While steaming broccoli, slice the shallots, and prepare the beef.
Slice the filet against the grain, very thinly, to create delicate strips about 1/4 inch thick. Lay them flat on a cutting board, cover with plastic wrap, and gently flatten them with a meat tenderizer. (Be very careful when flattening the meat; I literally only pound each section of each piece one time. This ensures a wonderfully tender experience in every bite.) Season the beef slices with salt and pepper.
Sauté the beef in oil in a large sauce pan for about 45 seconds per side. Then transfer to a plate while you continue to cook the rest of the beef in batches. Next add in shallots, sauté for 2-3 minutes, then add ginger for another minute.
Stir in red curry paste and continue to cook for about one more minute. Add in fish sauce, brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, and coconut milk, and let it simmer until it thickens up - about 4-5 minutes.
Add your beef and broccoli back into the pan to heat up and serve!
Recipe Notes: If sauce thickens too much add a tablespoon or two of water to thin it out.


Thai Beef with Broccoli - an easy flavorful weeknight meal! With coconut milk, red curry paste, shallots, brown sugar, fish sauce, broccoli and beef.

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4 servings


Friday, December 2, 2016 - 2:02pm


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