Friday, November 02, 2007

Black Pepper Basil Beef

Black Pepper Basil Beef
-Beef sirloin (slice and fillet against the grain)
-Handful of fresh basil
-Black pepper

-2tsp oyster sauce
-1tsp dark soy
-1tsp sesame oil
-1tbsp black pepper

1. Marinate beef slices for at least 2hrs in the fridge.
2. Heat pan with oil at low-medium heat. Add in marinated beef and stir fry beef slices over medium-high heat till athey start to turn color
3. Add basil leaves to beef and complete cooking about 2mins
4. Dish up and serve immediately

Good basil flavor and fragrance, well-balanced with the black pepper marinated beef

In cooked recipes it is generally added at the last moment, as cooking quickly destroys the meal. In other food cultures such as in Taiwan, fresh basil leaves are added into thick soups (羹湯, pronounced geng tang). They also eat fried chicken with deep-fried basil leaves.

The Thais also use basil in stir-fries eg. in a dish like Kai Pad Bai Kaprow- Thai Basil chicken.

What are the basil flavors in this? Lemony...peppery...vanilla

It's so yummy! You must try this. You don't have to get your ingredients from any specialty store.

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