GMA: Michelle Obama & Marcus Samuelsson Eating Healthy

First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by Good Morning America February 26 2013 with Red Rooster chef Marcus Samuelsson to cook a beef stir fry. As part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! health initiative, which is fighting to end childhood obesity, Marcus Samuelsson and the First Lady have teamed up to create MyPlate, a website that currently offers 3,000 recipes for healthy food. Each meal allows for 50 percent of the plate to be vegetables and fruit to encourage people to eat healthier.

Robin Roberts joined them in the kitchen as they cooked. Although Michelle Obama said she doesn’t cook anymore because she doesn’t have time, she said she is always in the kitchen and loves to cook. She said this initiative is important, because people need to know there are healthy options that are both delicious and affordable.

GMA: Michelle Obama & Marcus Samuelsson Healthy Beef Stir Fry Recipe

First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by GMA February 26 2013 to cook a meal with Marcus Samuelsson and to talk about childhood obesity.

GMA: Michelle Obama & Marcus Samuelsson Beef Stir Fry Recipe

Michelle Obama said that Marcus Samuelsson is one of the chefs that is showing the nation how to eat well. Marcus Samuelsson said if you’re serving children, it’s important to make sure your vegetables are flavorful. That’s why he has a wonderful broccolini recipe alongside this delicious beef stir fry.

Michelle Obama Beef Stir Fry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds flank steak, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce—low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

For the broccolini:

  • 2 cups chopped broccolini (1 bunch)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 2 Anaheim chilies, chopped with seeds and ribs removed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Marcus Samuelsson Beef Stir Fry Directions:

  1. Start by creating a marinade for the flank steak. Combine orange juice, garlic and sesame oil. Coat the steak in the mixture, turning to make sure it’s completely covered. Let sit for about two hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Strain the marinade from the steak, saving two tablespoons of the marinade. Discard the rest. Mix the leftover marinade with one tablespoon cornstarch and set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in saute pan over high heat and add onion and curry powder. Saute until translucent, about three minutes.
  4. Add flank steak and saute until browned, about five minutes. Add marinade mixture, tomatoes and soy sauce. Bring to a boil and cook until sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add cilantro and parsley. Serve with broccoli.
  5. For the broccolini, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  6. Add broccolini. Simmer for 1 minute, then drain and rinse with cold water to cool broccolini.
  7. Add oil to saute pan and heat over medium high heat. Again, add onions and saute until translucent. Add ginger, garlic, tomato paste and curry powder and saute for two more minutes.
  8. Then add the chilies, brocolini, soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice vinegar and scallions. Then, stir and cook until the brocolini is heated through, about 2 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

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