A go-to for Asian flavors: Used hanger steak, not so much broccoli, nice to have an Asian dish that doesn't have sesame oil, which I love. Just a change of pace.
Well I really liked it. Made it last night and used thinly sliced red peppers instead of broccoli, and I just sauteed them instead of steaming them. Extra mushrooms, because we love mushrooms, and served over sushi rice. The beef was so quick to cook and yet so tender, so this will be one I'll make regularly.
I agree with the first commenter that something was missing here. I think the proportions are way off. First, to steam 2 lbs of broccoli crowns requires a very large pan and even then, it takes longer than five minutes. But regardless of the cooking technique, that amount of broccoli overpowers the sauce component. That is to say, the sauce becomes watered down and lacks flavor. Second, I really would have liked to have tasted the blackbean sauce more, but it was completely overpowered by the mushroom liquid. I think either an increase in the blackbean sauce or the a reduction in the amount of liquid is called for. I'm not sure that I will make this recipe again, but if I do, I will certainly play with the proportions.
I like to add sliced red peppers to this. just par boil them slightly b/c they taste good still a bit crisp. Tofu is a good alternative to beef.
Outstanding flavors and very easy to prepare. See my entire review at: http://themomchef.blogspot.com/2010/03/broccoli-and-shiitake-stir-fry-with.html
We really liked it. Once I was into prepping I realized I did not have a jar of the fermented black beans so I used brown bean sauce and added extra garlic instead. I also added some sesame oil to the cooking oil (we use peanut) to punch up the flavor just a bit. Definitely use lower sodium soy sauce, otherwise it gets a wee bit too salty.
We used beef this time, but it I were to make it vegetarian I would "beef" it up with more mushrooms (probably fresh portabellas) to add body to the stir-fry...it's a lotta broccoli!
This was ok. My husband and I agreed it tasted ok but was missing something, I just couldn't figure out what the missing flavor was.