1.25 lbs flank steak sliced very thin (about 1/4 inch strips) against the grain
1 Tbsp coconut aminos for meat marinade
1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar for meat marinade
1/2 tsp sea salt for meat marinade
1 and 1/2 -2 heads broccoli cut into florets (about 12 oz florets)
2 tbsp water for broccoli
2 tbsp coconut oil or preferred cooking fat divided
2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions white and green parts, divided
2 cloves garlic minced
- For sauce:
6 Tbsp coconut aminos
2 tbsp pure sesame oil
1/2 tbsp fish sauce (Red Boat brand is Paleo and Whole30 friendly)
2 tbsp water or broth
2 tsp tapioca or arrowroot starch
1/8 tsp sea salt
Toasted sesame seeds and more thinly sliced scallions for garnish
Place the sliced beef in a large bowl and toss with with the 1 tbsp coconut aminos, 1 tbsp acv, and 1/2 tsp sea salt. Cover and allow to marinate for at least 15 minutes (or up to 30) while you prep the other ingredients
For the sauce, whisk together the 6 Tbsp coconut aminos, 2 tbsp water or broth and tapioca or arrowroot starch until dissolved, then whisk in the remaining sauce ingredients until well combined, set aside.
Make sure to have all your ingredients prepped and ready to go before beginning to cook the broccoli.
To cook the broccoli, heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add broccoli and toss to coat, then lower the heat, add the 2 tbsp water and cover the skillet (anything that mostly fits will do) for about 30 seconds, until bright green. Remove to a plate and set aside.
Remove the skillet from heat and allow it to cool enough to wipe out any water/broccoli pieces. Add the second Tbsp coconut oil to the skillet and heat over high heat. After preheated, add the sliced beef in a single layer and brown on one side - this will happen very quickly. Use tongs to flip the beef, and immediately add the garlic, white scallions, and ginger, stir to combine.
Add the sauce and continue to stir and cook for about 1 minute, until thickened. Lastly, add the broccoli and green onion, toss/stir to combine with the beef and sauce and cook while stirring for just 15-30 more seconds, then remove from heat.
Top with more sliced green onion and toasted sesame seeds if desired. Serve alone or with cauliflower rice - enjoy!