Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Crispy beef in sweet chili sauce


This is a super-fast and extremely delicious dinner option. This month is all about beef, I’ll be using all different cuts to create yummy meal options that everyone who eats beef should be able to cook with ease. Some of them are a little more time consuming than others. So I decided to start off with the easiest. I’m not sure if I've ever made a faster dinner recipe for the blog. This was cooked in literally 45 minutes including photography time.

In case you noticed, I’m finally back from my one month blogging break. Its seems like since I’ve been married I have been having a whole lot of blogging breaks. Now a days I really have to be mindful of cooking too much food. So my blog posts monthly themes have to double as dinner for the most part. So I sat down with hubs and asked him what he would think about having a month of beef. He has been asking for peppered steak for a while so he didn’t have a problem with it. I was going over with him the different things I would be making this month and mentioned crispy beef. He had no clue what that was but was intrigued by the name, I showed him a picture on google and he said that must be the first recipe.

It is very flavorful, the beef stays crispy, even when soaked in the chili sauce and even when left over. The toasted sesame seeds and the scallion just add the greatest flavor. It cooks to tender very fast, but you must remember to cut the meat against the grain. If you cut it with the grain it will be very long and stringy, still edible, but you will have the feeling of it being very chewy rather than being very easy to eat. The sauce is sweet and spicy perfection with hints of ginger and garlic.  My husband is already asking for a repeat of this recipe.

2 lbs flank steak
2 tablespoon sesame oil
1 ½ tablespoon dark soy sauce
To fry
½ cup corn starch
3 tablespoon flour
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup sesame oil
¼ cup vegetable oil
Sweet Chili sauce
½ cup Honey
¼ cup Chili paste/sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh Ginger
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons Toasted sesame seeds
3 tablespoon scallions

  • Slice the flank steak into the thinnest strips possible against the grain.
  • Season with sesame oil and soy sauce and allow to marinate for 20 minutes
  • On a sheet pan combine corn starch, flour and salt
  • Add the seasoned steak strips to the cornstarch and coat thoroughly making sure all the beef is coated completely in flour
  • Heat sesame oil and vegetable oil in a pan until its almost smoking
  • Quickly fry the strips until crispy, with the hot oil this should not take more than 4-5 minutes to cook
  • Fry in batches until all the beef strips have been fried
  • In a dry hot pan toast the sesame seeds until light golden brown, make sure not to burn by continuously moving the pan around
  • In a bowl mix together all the ingredients for the sweet chili sauce
  • Coat the crispy beef in chili sauce and toasted sesame seeds
  • Garnish with scallion slices and serve on top of noodles or white rice

XOXO Greedygirl

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