When you ask people what their favorite veggie is, we bet nobody would answer with broccoli. But! Somehow Pepper Teigen (yep, iconic Chrissy Teigen’s mom) managed to make a broccoli-based dish, which her granddaughter, Luna, loves. Pepper even named this recipe after her! This stir-fry recipe isn’t even hard to make, and even adults would scoop for seconds. Pepper’s secret? Oyster sauce! It adds serious umami to the recipe that you can even enjoy just the broccoli without the beef.
Bonus tip from Pepper: a little garlic, oyster sauce, and a hot wok go a long way.
Want your kids (and even your spouse) to eat their nutritious greens? Read more to learn Pepper Teigen’s broccoli beef recipe everyone in the Legend household loves!
Luna’s Broccoli Beef Recipe
What You Need:
1 pound skirt, hanger, or flank steak, sliced against the grain into ½ by 2-inch strips
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
Ground white pepper
1 pound broccoli (about 2 heads), florets cut into bite-size pieces and stems peeled and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon cornstarch (optional—it helps make the sauce thicker)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
Cooked jasmine rice, for serving
What To Do:
In a large bowl, combine the steak, soy sauce, and a pinch of white pepper. Toss to coat.
Let marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes while you blanch the broccoli.
Fill another large bowl with ice water, and set it next to the stove.
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.
Add the broccoli and cook until it turns bright green, about 1 minute. Transfer to the bowl of ice water to cool, then drain.
If using the cornstarch, in a small bowl stir it together with 1 tablespoon water to make a slurry and set aside.
In a wok or large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until shimmering hot.
Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds.
Add the steak and stir-fry until it is mostly cooked, about 3 minutes.
Add the drained broccoli, oyster sauce, and cornstarch slurry (if using), and toss to coat.
Continue to cook, stirring, until a sauce forms and the broccoli is warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes.
Serve with the cooked rice and enjoy!
(Excerpted from The Pepper Thai Cookbook by Pepper Teigen.
Copyright © 2021 by Pepper Teigen. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.)