Yesterday I reviewed the Mighty Spice Cookbook and promised a recipe from it, so here you are.
This was delicious, I used some of my Morrison’s father’s day rump steak rather than the fillet suggested in the recipe, which I was very impressed with. Both tender and flavoursome, far better quality than I am used to from supermarket meat.
I have also come to realise that ginger is essential in any vaguely Chinese based recipe to give a full and rounded flavour. The balsamic vinegar is an interesting addition, adding a modern flavour and some sourness. I’ll be making variations on this recipe again and again.
Stir-Fried Beef with Black Pepper & Basil
2 tbs vegetable oil
500g / 1lb 2oz beef fillet, finely sliced
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2.5cm / 1 in piece root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
a pinch of sugar
1 tbs light soy sauce
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
1 large handful basil leaves, roughly torn
Heat a wok over a high heat and add the oil. Once hot add the sliced beef and stir-fry or 1-2 mins, or until turning golden brown.
Add the garlic, ginger & black pepper and stir-fry for another minute, then add the sugar, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and basil leaves. Mix well and serve immediately.
Recipe reproduced with kind permission from DBP
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