Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Stir-fry Basil Beef

Thought I'd better catch up with some of my drafts for this food blog. Made this easy stir fry dish to drop off at a potluck recently. Brought brown rice with it and everyone wanted the recipe except one who wanted me to cook for her.
2 lb flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain
4 tbs soy sauce
4 tsp fish sauce
1/2 tsp kosher salt
4 tbs fresh lime juice
2 tbs light brown sugar
1/2 c salted peanuts, crushed
4 large shallots, sliced
4 Thai chilies, chopped
2 red bell peppers, sliced
10 green beans, sliced
4 tbs vegetable oil
1/4 c chopped fresh basilMarinade the flank steak with 2 tbs soy sauce, 2 tsp fish sauce, and kosher salt for 30 mins. Combine the remaining 2 Tbs soy sauce and 2 tsp fish sauce with 2tbs of the lime juice and brown sugar. Set aside.
In a non-stick skillet, add 2 tbs oil over high heat. Add beef (it'll sizzle), and cook till the beef loses it's raw appearance. Remove from skillet onto a plate.
Reduce heat to medium, add 2 tbs oil and add shallots, Thai chilies, and stir till shallots are soft and fragrant. Be careful not to burn the shallots. Add red peppers and green beans and stir-fry for another 2 mins. Return beef to the pan and stir everything together. Add soy mixture and stir fry for a min. Add 1/2 of the cilantro and basil, and stir-fry for 2 mins. Add remaining lime juice, cilantro and basil and stir-fry for 1 min. Garnish with chopped peanuts and serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking.

12 comments:

Judy said...

Something is not right cos I can't see the picture again.

This would be nice served with vermicelli, cucumber, mint leaves, beanshoots, as a cold dish with Vietnamese vinaigrette with chillies and peanuts.

Ah.....salivating already. Do your girls eat this dish?

Andaliman said...

Can I come over and try some?

daphne said...

i like the way u used basil and beef together. I have to try this one day! Looks very hearty!

Big Boys Oven said...

I did a sweet basil chicken stir fry at bigboyskitchen.blogspot.com

eastcoastlife said...

An easy dish to prepare but my hubby can't eat beef for religious reasons. ish.

Happy Halloween!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Judy,
I wonder if Blogger is mad again? Maybe it's time to switch...
Yours sounds yummy, and yes, they eat this when I omit the chilies.

Hi Andaliman,
Yes, yes!

Hi Daphne,
Thanks, it's a tasty dish.

Hi Big Boys Oven,
Oooo! I like it with both beef and chicken!

Hi ECL,
You can use chicken like Big Boys Oven. Happy Halloween back at you! :S

BlurMommy said...

I want you to cook for me too! :P

tigerfish said...

Freaky in Halloween! I made Basil Beef too, recently! I love it.

Mike M said...

OMG!! This looks so good!

Very cool blog! I will be back for more!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Lovely dish! I don't buy beef at all except when I want to cook beef rendang, that's the only time I would buy beef.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Blurmommy,
OKay!

Hi Tigerfish,
Freaky indeed!

Hi Mike M,
Thanks!

Hey C,
Must eat more beef! hehe!

Anonymous said...

fantastic! Easy and really deliciousc