Wednesday, January 19, 2011

7 Flavor Beef

7 Flavor Beef

When my wife was out of town I knew that it was time to eat some form of beef. She doesn't really eat steak of I have to take advantage when she's not around to indulge in that form of protein. I went though my list of things I wanted to make and say that I wrote down 7 Flavor Beef. It was on. So I stated doing research and found a couple different recipes that would work one of which claimed to be Wild Ginger's recipe. So I did a little combining and this is what I came up with. It is really killer and I hope you all like it.

Kitchen Notes
* You can use chicken or pork or whatever you want.
* The peanuts are optional I just liked the crunch.
* If you can't find Thai basil you can use regular.
* Makes 4 good sized servings.

- 1 pound tri-tip thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon minced lemongrass
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/2 inch ginger minced
- 2 teaspoons garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon dried red chili pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 tablespoons peanut oil
- 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
- 1/2 green onions sliced
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon ground peanuts
- 20 leaves Thai basil
- white rice for serving

The Process
1. Combine the beef, lemon grass, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, pepper flakes, fish sauce, sesame oil, honey, 5-spice and salt in a bowl and mix well. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to allow to marinade.
2. In a large wok add the peanut oil over high heat. Add the red onion, green onion and sprouts and cook for about 2 minutes. Remove from the wok and set on a serving plate.
3. Return the work to the heat and add the beef and cook on high until you start to see the meat turning brown about 3 minutes. Add the hoison sauce, peanuts and basil and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until the meat is medium. Remove from heat and set on top of the veggies. Serve with white rice.
4. Enjoy!

Reference Recipe

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