Tuesday, January 15, 2013

ASIAN BRAISED BEEF


BRAISED BEEF WITH COCONUT AND SPICE


SERVES 2-4

1 red onion, roughly chopped
2 sticks lemongrass, peeled of a layer
1 garlic clove
1-2 red chillies, roughly chopped
15g ginger, grated
1 tbsp light oil, for frying
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground turmeric
500g beef shin, bone in
400ml tin coconut milk
200ml water
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 cinnamon stick

In a food processor or pestle and mortar, blend the red onion, lemongrass, garlic, chillies and ginger together until you have a rough paste.
Heat the olive oil in a deep frying pan and add the paste. Stir in the ground spices and fry for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the beef shin and coat in the spiced paste. Fry for 2 minutes over a high heat so the beef begins to brown, then add the remaining 5 ingredients. Gently simmer for 2-3 hours until the beef is falling apart and the liquid has reduced. Serve with wilted greens and sticky rice.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you! It's a labour of love so make extra to eat throughout the week.

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  2. I'm not familiar with fennel seeds but this is good to know the benefits of this fennel seeds
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  3. This sounds great with the greens! And, if they're lucky, that's even better. The orange and sesame dressing is lovely too.
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  4. This looks very good, one to try this weekend I think .

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  5. Thanks Anna and Gexton. I love it with udon noodles too. A good one to freeze ahead. R

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