Sesame Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry for Two
To streamline this dish for two, we had to reduce not just the portion size but also the ingredient list.
Why This Recipe Works
For homemade stir-fries, we usually turn to flank steak, but with only two portions, a hefty 1-plus-pound piece of meat wouldn’t do. Blade steak had all the tenderness and meaty flavor we were after, but it comes in a more portion-friendly size. Freezing the steak briefly makes slicing easier, and marinating it with soy sauce and sugar not only seasons it but helps create a flavorful brown crust with only minutes in the pan. Instead of specialty Asian sauces, we rely on garlic, scallions, red pepper flakes, orange juice, and fresh ginger for the sauce, along with more soy sauce, sesame oil, and cornstarch for thickening power. A sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds adds crunch.