Monday, May 3, 2010

A perfect 10...finally

My loving husband usually gives me 7, 8, 9, occasionally a 4 or 5 on the 1-10 scale at dinner time.  But RARELY do I get a 10!  Yes, we have a 10-point scale.  I was tired of hearing the typical male "Pretty good.  Not bad.  Yeah, I like it." blah-responses from him.  Now he can give it one number and the conversation is over.  (Unless his rating is clearly wrong!)  But, hats off to my dear friend Natalie W who gave me this recipe.  It's a cooking-light recipe, very tasty, makes tons, and Troy was beside himself excited.  Even told me that I could have the best "white-picky-girl Chinese-specializing-in-limited-to-no-vegetables restaraunt in the city" if I wanted to.  And then said "You should make this when we have people over!"  Cool, cuz we DID have people over Saturday night and fed them hot dogs and (burned - shhhhh, don't tell Troy) grilled chicken.  Anyway, bon appetit.  I'll let you wonder if I really included the onions and broccoli (but notice that you're not seeing a picture).

Cooking Light - Beef Broccoli Lo Mein
4 cups hot cooked spaghetti (about 8 oz - use whole wheat!)
1 tsp dark sesame oil
1 tbs peanut oil
1 tbs minced peeled fresh ginger
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups chopped broccoli
1 1/2 cups vertically sliced onions
1 lb flank steak, cut (or stir-fry beef pre-cut from HyVee if you're in a hurry) - on sale now.
3 tbs low sodium soy sauce
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs oyster sauce
1 tablespoon chili paste with garlic (love the kind shown in this picture)

1. Combine cooked pasta and sesame oil, tossing well to coat.
2  Heat peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
3  Add the ginger and garlic and saute 30 seconds.
4. Add broccoli and onion and saute 3 minutes.
5. Add steak and saute 5 minutes or until done.
6. Add pasta mixture, soy sauce, and remaining ingredients.
7. Cook 1 minute or until lo mein is thoroughly heated, stirring constantly.

6 comments:

une autre mère said...

Sounds delicious! Without the onions of course. I'm super impressed that you had these ingredients in your house - dark sesame oil? fresh ginger? oyster sauce? Do you cook a lot of Chinese or something? Looks like I'll be venturing to the spice aisle soon.

Choose Joy said...

Mmmmm! You can invite us over anytime for a gormet meal like the one you prepared!

peter marie said...

Yum!! I've been craving a good beef dish...this sounds like a winner!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

Hmmm...you'll eat oyster sauce wihtout battin' an eye but are shady about broccoli?!?
This sounds super yummy! We'll be trying it soon...after we finish the Italian breadsticks we're having for supper!

Following The Fosters said...

this sounds really good! i def. have to try it! thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Oyster sauce? OYSTER SAUCE?!!!!! You've GOT to be kidding.