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Kitchen Witch
October 25th, 2005, 04:59 PM
Asian Steak Dinner
with Soy Sesame Sauce


* 1 to 1 1/4 pounds top sirloin steak
* 1/2 cup beef broth
* 1/4 cup dry sherry
* 2 tablespoons soy sauce
* 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
* 1 teaspoon cornstarch*
* 2 teaspoons butter
* 2 teaspoons peanut or olive oil
* 1 to 2 teaspoons Asian (toasted) sesame oil
* 2 to 3 green onions, thinly sliced or cut lengthwise into slivers

Cut steak into 4 equal portions. Place each piece between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. With a heavy, flat-sided mallet, pound meat firmly but gently all over to a thickness of 1/3 to 1/2 inch.

In a small bowl, stir [Asian Steak] together broth, sherry, soy sauce, ginger, and cornstarch. Set aside. Melt butter in oil in a wide nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. When butter sizzles, add steak. Cook, turning once, until steak is well browned on both sides and still pink in center; cut to test (2 to 3 minutes). Transfer to a platter and keep warm.

Stir broth mixture, then add to pan, increase heat to high, and bring to a boil, stirring. Then continue to boil and stir until slightly thickened (1 to 2 minutes).

Pour sauce over steak; drizzle with sesame oil to taste, then sprinkle with green onions.

Makes 4 servings. 2.7 net grams of carbohydrate per serving.

* You can further reduce carbs by substituting not/Starch or guar gum for the corn starch, but it only changes the count by .5 grams per serving, and the cornstarch is frankly, easier, in this case.