Soy-Marinated Steak with Broccoli and a Peanut Sauce

2017 Taste of Atlanta Future Chef Food Fight Contest Winner
Recipe by Ivy Angst

Ingredients
1/2 cup Jasmine Rice (prepared)
Olive Oil
1/2 pound beef sirloin cut into 2 inch strips
1 head of broccoli or the amount you desire

Marinade:
3 cloves of garlic
1 lime
1 scallion
1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons brown sugard
salt and pepper to taste

Peanut Sauce:
2 Tablespoons Creamy Peanut Butter
1 clove of garlic
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 lime, squeezed
Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash Broccoli and cut to desire length. 

Cook Rice:
Bring ¾ cup water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small pot. Then place 1/2 cup of rice into the pot. When the rice comes to a Boil then lower heat to simmer - cover pot.  Cook for 15 minutes. Then add olive oil to cooked rice for flavor.

While rice is cooking
Mince or grate garlic. Zest lime until you have ½ tsp zest, then cut into halves. Thinly slice scallions, keeping greens and whites separate.

Toss broccoli onto a cooking sheet (don’t forget the cooking paper to protect your baking pan) , add a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper onto your broccoli which is on a baking sheet. Roast in oven until crispy, 15-20 minutes. 

Marinate Stripes of Beef:
In a medium bowl, toss together stripes of beef, crushed garlic, lime zest, 1 TBSP soy sauce, 2 tsp sugar, and a large drizzle of oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes. 

Peanut Sauce:
While the stripes of beef are marinating,
Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a sauce pan over low heat. Add scallion whites and crushed garlic. Cook, tossing, for about 1 minute. Stir in a large spoon full of peanut butter, 2 teaspoons sugar and 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Slowly pour in ¼ cup water, stirring to combine. Remove pan from heat, then stir in a squeeze of lime. Season with salt and pepper.

Meat:
Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add beef to pan and cook, tossing, until browned and cooked to desired temperature, 3-4 minutes. Please cook beef in batches to prevent over crowding of the beef stripes. 

After everything is cooked you are ready to serve. 

Add cooked rice- beef - broccoli to your plate and of course drizzle your peanut sauce for a delicious tasty dish of Thai heaven!

Serving Size: 2