Beef and Broccoli on a Bird’s Nest


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  • Serves


    as a main course .
    • Difficulty


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By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

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This dish is a pretty landscape of food—a mound of slivered, stir-fried beef with fresh broccoli flowerets and coins cut from the tender stems, all served atop a crispy, white bed of deep-fried bean threads. It is simple to do, yet the appearance is so festive that it should be saved for a special dinner. The seasonings are light, either oyster sauce or a bit of chili, as you wish.

  • Perfectly fresh broccoli is essential. The flowers should be deep green and pack