Friday, April 12, 2013

Hoisin Beef with Lime and Snowpeas recipe

Hoisin Beef with Lime and Snowpeas
Hoisin Beef with Lime and Snowpeas

Once the chopping is done, a stir fry is a very quick meal to put together it's important to keep the wok or sauté pan very hot otherwise the meat will start to stew in its juices and will be tough

Serves 4

Hoisin Beef with Lime and Snowpeas ingredients: 400 grams beef schnitzel. sea salt and freshly ground pepper. vegetable oil. sesame oil. Vegetables: 3 cups thinly sliced cabbage (I used red and green cabbage). 2 carrots, cut into thin matchsticks. 1 red capsicum. 2 spring onions. 100 grams snowpeas. Sauce: 1 teaspoon cornflour. 2 tablespoons lime juice. 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce. 1 tablespoon kecap monis. 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce. 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger To serve: hot cooked rice. toasted sesame seeds

Hoisin Beef with Lime and Snowpeas recipe
Beef: Trim the beef of any fat and sinew. Place between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound until wafer thin. Cut into 2 cm wide strips and season Sauce: Put the cornflour in a bowl and stir in a of the little lime juice until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and lime juice and set aside
Vegetables: Thinly slice the capsicum, spring onions and snowpeas
To cook: Heat one teaspoon of each of the oils in a wok or large sauté pan until very hot. Add the beef in small batches and cook for a few seconds each side, transferring to a plate as it's cooked. Add a little more oil and add the cabbage, carrots and capsicum. Cook for 2-3 minutes turning constantly then add the spring onions and snowpeas and cook until the vegetables are crisp tender. Give the sauce a stir then add to the pan and combine with the vegetables. Return the beef and any meat juices to the pan and cook for 1 minute
To serve: Place the rice on plates and top with the beef. Scatter with sesame seeds and serve immediately. By then, the Hoisin beef with lime and snowpeas is ready

PANTRY NOTE: Kecap Manis (pronounced KETCH-up MAH-niss) is a sweetish, thick soy sauce made with palm sugar and seasoned with star anise and garlic. Available from some supermarkets in the international section, or from Asian food stores