So, I decided to take a break from blogging. I didn’t think it would be months in between posting but I just wasn’t feeling it. Since this is something I do for fun, I decided to just wait until I was inspired again. I think I will be back to my normal sporadic posting with maybe a few changes.
Anyway, this Orange Beef with Broccoli is really so good and simple to quickly put together. The sauce is light, but the orange flavor is very pronounced. I used a top round steak but the cut of beef doesn’t really matter. I always buy organic beef and this cut is always inexpensive at my grocery store. The trick to cooking a thin steak is a very hot cast iron pan. It makes such a difference in terms of even cooking. I like my steak more to the rare side (although I think it looks more rare in the photos than it actually was). I dry it with a paper towel, brush it with olive oil and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. It will only take a few minutes to cook on each side. I allowed it to rest while the sauce reduced over low heat. I am still on a New Year’s healthy eating kick so I served this with brown rice and steamed broccoli.
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp fresh grated ginger
splash of soy sauce
Sesame seeds and scallions for topping
In a small sauce pan over low heat zest 1/2 of one of the oranges, juice the oranges, add the honey, ginger, soy sauce. Allow the sauce to reduce slightly. After the steak has rested for 5 minutes slice and top with the sauce and sesame seeds and scallions