Tenderstem® and Beef in Oyster Sauce


Created by Chris Moakes


I was born in Hong Kong and lived there for a part of my childhood. This has given me a love for Asian (and specifically Chinese) flavours picked up from my Mum's home cooking!

  • Created by Chris Moakes
  • 20 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 2

Stir fried finely sliced steak with steamed Tenderstem® broccoli with oyster and soy sauce. Served with wild rice.

  • 320g of beef (steak designed for frying)
  • 1 pack of Tenderstem® broccoli
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 red chilli
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce (hoy sin sauce will also work) - in my version I've used a common packet sauce as my local supermarket didn\'t have oyster sauce
  • 200ml water or stock (beef or vegetable works best)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • Rice (I prefer mixed with wild rice) to serve
  1. Firstly put your rice on to cook per the instructions on the bag.

  2. Chop your beef into strips - they should be about 1-2cm wide and about 6cm long and coat them in the cornflour.

  3. Slice your onion into strips, these should be quite thin. Take your Tenderstem® and chop them in half, so that the stem is separated from the tops and finely slice your garlic. Put this all aside to be cooked later.

  4. Add 3/4 of your oil to the wok or pan and stir fry your beef coated in cornflour at a high heat until sealed all round. Once your happy this is browned (I like to leave mine till it is crispy) add half of water / stock and scrape the bottom of the pan so any cornflour that has stuck you your pan dissolves. Place the beef and water mixture into a separate bowl and put aside while you make your sauce.

  5. Briefly clean your pan with some kitchen roll. Add the remaining oil and briefly stir fry your onion, garlic and the stems of your Tenderstem®. Once the onion is slightly softened add the remaining water/stock, soy sauce and your oyster sauce. Allow this to simmer for 2 minute on a low heat.

  6. As this simmers put the tips of the Tenderstem® on to steam (or boil very carefully in a very small amount of water).

  7. Add the beef and liquid that you put aside earlier into the onion\/brook mix simmering and stir. Leave this to simmer for 1 minute. At this point taste the sauce and add more soy / oyster sauce (or add some sweet chilli sauce or mirin here if it needs to be sweetened) as necessary.

  8. Finally assemble! Put your beef and Tenderstem® in sauce on a bed of rice and add your steamed Tenderstem® tips. Garnish with coriander, spring onions and fresh red chilli to taste!