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Steak with Peanut Sauce and Broccoli

Choose a lean, flavorful cut, such as flank steak, and -- with a sensible portion -- you can have your beef and eat it, too. Sauteed broccoli makes a healthy, low-carb side.

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  • Servings: 4
Steak with Peanut Sauce and Broccoli

Source: Everyday Food, September Fall 2007


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 piece fresh ginger (1 inch long)
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
  • 2 pints broccoli (about 2 heads)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 scallions
  • Coarse salt


  1. In the morning: Peel garlic; peel and slice ginger. Place both in a blender with peanut butter, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup vinegar, sugar, red-pepper flakes, and 2 tablespoons water. Blend until smooth. Place steak in a resealable plastic bag or shallow dish; add all but 1/2 cup sauce and refrigerate. Cover and store reserved sauce at room temperature. Cut florets from broccoli (reserve stalks for another use); cover and refrigerate.

  2. At dinnertime: Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. Lift steak from marinade; place on a broilerproof baking sheet. Broil until medium-rare, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large plate, and cover loosely with aluminum foil; let rest, 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. While steak is broiling, thinly slice scallions, keeping whites and greens separate. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add broccoli, scallion whites, and 1/4 cup water; season with salt. Cover skillet, and cook, tossing occasionally, until broccoli is just tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Uncover; add remaining tablespoon soy sauce and tablespoon vinegar. Cook, tossing, until liquid is evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes. Mix in scallion greens.

  4. To serve, thinly slice steak across the grain; serve with broccoli and reserved peanut sauce.


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