|Beef with Lotus Root Recipe: Serves 3-4|
|250 g (8 oz) fillet or rumps steak|
|1 tablespoon light soy sauce||Pinch of salt|
|½ tablespoon oyster sauce||1 clove garlic, peeled and sliced into pieces|
|½ teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger||¼ teaspoon five spice powder|
|2 tablespoons peanut oil||½ cup beef stock or water|
|1 tablespoon cornflour mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water|
|12 slices canned lotus root|
- Cut the meat into paper-thin slices. Sprinkle the meat with soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt, ginger, and five spice powder, and mix well by hand to season and marinade all the pieces of beef for about 15 minutes.
- Heat peanut oil in a wok or large frying pan. When hot, add garlic and fry until aromatic, then add the beef and toss over high heat until the color changes.
- Add sliced lotus root and stir to mix well.
- Add beef stock, stir in cornflour mixture, and let it boil, stirring, until the gravy becomes thick and clear.
- Serve hot with steamed white rice.
Discover the delightful flavors of our Beef with Lotus Root recipe (Leng Ngau Chow Ngau Yoke)
This exquisite Asian-inspired dish brings together tender beef, sliced into paper-thin pieces, and the unique crunch of canned lotus root, creating a harmonious symphony of textures and tastes that will tantalize your senses.
To prepare this delectable dish, we start by marinating the thinly sliced beef in a delightful blend of light soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt, fresh ginger, and five spice powder. The marinade infuses the beef with savory goodness, enhancing its natural flavors and ensuring a tender, juicy bite in every mouthful.
Once the beef is perfectly seasoned, we heat up the peanut oil in a wok or large frying pan and stir-fry the garlic until it releases its aromatic fragrance. Next, we add the marinated beef, tossing it over high heat until it undergoes a beautiful color transformation, locking in the rich flavors.
To add a delightful twist to the dish, we incorporate the sliced lotus root, a unique ingredient that brings a satisfying crunch and mild sweetness to the ensemble. The combination of beef and lotus root creates a captivating medley of textures and tastes that will leave you craving more.
To elevate the dish further, we introduce beef stock and the cornflour mixture to create a thick, savory gravy that coats the beef and lotus root, intensifying the overall flavor profile. The result is a delectable stir-fry that pairs perfectly with steamed white rice, making it a complete and satisfying meal.
Prepare to be enchanted by the irresistible allure of Beef with Lotus Root. Each mouthful offers a delightful journey through the flavors and textures of Asian cuisine, making it a perfect addition to your culinary repertoire.