Japanese cooking with Akiko: Sweet & Sour Stir Fry Beef Salad

Posted on 15/11/2018 by Akiko Ames
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Sweet & Sour Stir Fry Beef Salad

When it is cold outside, you need some hot food to warm you from the inside, right? If you  just feel a little peckish, try this Japanese recipe for sweet & sour beef salad. The sour vinegar and hot chili flavors will awaken your appetite. The citric acid works on your tiredness, and the capsaicin in the chili also helps you to sweat and burn calories! This sweet & sour beef salad goes with rice, bread, and any noodles. A dish that is easy to make, totally yummy and that will comfort you!

List of ingredients 

  • 400g thin sliced beef
  • 3cm fresh ginger
  • 1 chili
  • 2 spring onions (or 1 onion)
  • 1 tomato
  • 200g lettuce
  • 100g rucola
  • 3tbsp white vinegar
  • 3tbsp soy sauce
  • 4tsp sugar
  • Sake (or white wine)
  • Olive oil or cooking oil
  • Chive for finishing decoration

Cooking instructions

  1. Chop the ginger and the chill finely. Slice the white part of the spring onion and chop the green part. Chop the chive finely. Cut the beef slices into 2cm stripes.
  2. Cut the tomato and lettuce into small pieces by hand and mix with the rocket. Place them on a plate.
  3. Put the cooking oil, ginger and chili into a frying pan, and cook with a low heat until you start to smell the ginger. Add the spring onion, and stir with a medium heat until it becomes soft, then add the beef. Keep stir-frying until the color of the beef changes. Turn the heat up to medium high, and then add the sugar, vinegar and soy sauce. Stir for 30 seconds after the sauce starts to bubble.
  4. Spread the beef over the lettuce, rocket and tomato. Drizzle olive oil or nut oil (i.e.: sesame or hazelnut oil) from the top, and sprinkle with the chopped chives.
  5. Voila, c’est fini. Bon appétit, les amis!

Find this Japanese recipe and more delicious fusion cuisine food ideas on www.thematchagreen.com. Enjoy!

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