Asian crispy beef

Asian Crispy Beef

There are only so many things you can do with beef mince. I never thought I can get these Asian flavors from mince. This is a beautiful mid week meal for the whole family. It’s fast and super easy. 

Asian crispy beef
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon unsalted peanuts
  2. 2 cloves of garlic
  3. 5cm piece of ginger
  4. sesame oil
  5. 2 star anise
  6. 200 g lean minced beef
  7. 2 teaspoons runny honey
  8. 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  9. 1 teaspoon low-salt soy sauce
  10. 1 lime
  11. 150 g rice noodles or spaghetti
  12. 2 spring onions
  13. 1 fresh red chilli (or chilli flakes)
  14. fresh mixed salad veg , such as round lettuce, carrot, radishes, cress, spinach for two people
  15. few sprigs of fresh coriander
Instructions
  1. Lightly toast the peanuts in a dry frying pan, then crush in a pestle and mortar and put aside.
  2. Peel and finely chop the garlic and ginger.
  3. Put 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and the star anise into the frying pan on a medium-high heat.
  4. Add the mince, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon, followed by half the garlic and ginger and all the honey. Stir-fry for 5 minutes or more to crisp up and get golden brown. Must be nice and crisp!
  5. Meanwhile, crush the remaining garlic and ginger into a paste in the pestle and mortar, then add in the fish and soy sauces and lime juice to make a dressing.
  6. Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions.
  7. Trim the spring onions, then finely slice with the chilli (deseed if you like).
  8. Prep the salad veg, breaking the lettuce leaves apart and matchsticking or finely slicing any crunchy veg.
  9. Load up your plates with that lovely salad veg, then drain and add the noodles. Spoon over the dressing, sprinkle over the crispy beef, chilli, spring onions and crushed peanuts, pick over the coriander leaves and tuck in.
Adapted from Jamie Oliver
Adapted from Jamie Oliver
The Culture Cook http://theculturecook.com/
About Marthinus Strydom 22 Articles
I am just a guy that loves good food :) Yes, and traveling. Oh yes, and wine. Good wine. Travel with me all over the world and we'll taste and drink everything!

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