Shaking Beef

Deliciously tender beef nuggets, basked in a one-two-three punch of oyster, fish, and soy sauce, on top of a raft of greens that could even be considered vaguely healthy. All in under 30 minutes? Yes please.

Serves 4, scales well, takes about 30 minutes

Mise en Place
canola oil 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
table salt salad greens, watercress, argulua, spring mix, …
1 1/2 tsp honey 10-12 cherry tomatoes halved
2 tbs rice vinegar 2 sprigs mint leaves, torn
1 tbs fish sauce 2 sprigs basil, torn
1 tbs soy sauce MEAT
2 tbs water 2 lb tri-ip, cubed
3 cloves garlic, minced
black pepper
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbs oyster sauce

3 bowls
1 flat bottomed wok or big skillet, hot

Step Action
1 in a largeish bowl, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, garlic, oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, and a few grinds of black pepper
2 fold in meat, let marinate 20-30 minutes
3 meanwhile, whisk together honey, vinegar, water, a big pinch of salt, and a few grinds of black pepper.
4 heat skillet, add oil, and then meat in a single layer. shake vigourously every 30 seconds to rotae beef till all sides are cooked. It should take about 4 minutes. You can use a spatula to flip too if you like
5 at the same time, toss greens, shallots, and tomatoes with dressing, place onto a serving platter
6 when beef is cooked, spoon beef and juices on to plater. serve and eat!

Inspired by Andrea Nguyen’s great book Vietnamese Food any day. Highly recommended

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