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3/4 pound flank steak, sliced very thin and against the grain

4 cups broccoli cut into bite-sized pieces

1-1/2 tablespoons high-heat cooking oil like vegetable or canola oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water

cooked white rice

For the beef marinade:

1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce1 teaspoon mirin

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

For the sauce:

1/4 cup oyster sauce

2 teaspoons mirin

2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

1/2 cup chicken broth



Place the sliced beef in a large ziplock bag. Stir together the marinade ingredients and pour into the bag. Smoosh to coat the beef in the mixture, then let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, steam the broccoli for 2 minutes, or until crisp tender. Do not overcook as the broccoli will cook a bit more later in the recipe.

Stir together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat an electric wok, or very large skillet, to high heat. Add the oil then gently place the beef in the wok and spread into a single layer. Let the beef cook for 1 minute without touching it.

Add the garlic and stir continuously for 1 minute, then add in the sauce and broccoli. Bring the sauce to a boil, then add in the cornstarch dissolved in water. Cook until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 2 minutes. Serve over rice, if desired.

A record 1.29 million head of cattle were exported from Australia last year, thanks to strong demand from Indonesian and Vietnamese market.

According to figures from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), the total number of cattle exported in 2014 was up 33 per cent on the previous record set back in 2002.

Exports to Indonesia were strong, reaching over 730,000 head, up 61 per cent on 2013.

The Vietnamese market surprised many and is now easily the second biggest market for Australian live cattle. It imported 181,542 head in 2014, well up on the previous years’ intake of 67,000.

Live cattle export rankings for 2014: Indonesia: 730,257 head Vietnam: 181,542 head China: 117,906 head Israel: 78,181 head Malaysia: 53,004 head

* Figures supplied by Meat and Livestock Australia

One of Vietnam’s biggest importers of Australian cattle, Animex, recently received its 30th shipment from Australia’s north and has imported more than 75,000 head since 2012.

The company is hoping 2015 will be its biggest yet, as it ramps up sales of fresh beef and buffalo meat from its abattoir, directly to consumers around Hai Phong and the capital Hanoi.

Meanwhile, cattle exports to China increased to almost 118,000 head last year.

This figure was made up primarily of dairy cattle, with the beef cattle industry still waiting for protocols to be signed with China to allow feeder and slaughter cattle to be exported.

The live cattle trade in 2014 reached a value of $1.23 billion, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.