Thursday, April 16, 2009

Seven Flavor Beef

I made this meal for friends and everyone loved it! The cook time was about 10-15 minutes and it tasted amazing. I will definitely be adding this one to our list of regulars. The recipe is from the Food Network.

Seven Flavor Beef

8 oz. sliced flank steak
1 T. minced lemongrass
1/2 t. minced fresh ginger
1/2 t. minced garlic
1/2 t. fish sauce
1/2 t. sesame oil
1/2 t. honey
1 t. dried chili flakes
1 t. Chinese five-spice powder
1 t. salt

1/4 c. sliced red onion
1/2 bunch sliced green onion
1 c. bean sprouts
2 T. hoisin sauce
1 T. ground peanuts
20 Thai basil leaves

Combine all marinade ingredients in a nonreactive baking dish for 1 hour. Marinade will not be runny, but more like a rub.

Heat oil in a wok and heat over high heat. When oil is hot, add red onion, green onion, and bean sprouts and sear for 1 minute, stirring. Set aside on serving platter. Add beef to very hot wok and sear until rare. Add hoisin sauce and toss until coated. Add ground peanuts and basil and cook until meat is medium rare. Serve meat over onions and bean sprouts. We ended up quadrupling the recipe for 4 adults and had very little left over. This meal is also great served over cellophane noodles.

Greta's rating: I didn't let her try this. It was way too spicy!

1 comment:

Joelen said...

Ooh - all of the flavors involved in this recipe sound delicious together!