Szechwan Beef With Tangerine Peel Sauce

Course : Beef
Serves: 4 - 6
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Ingredients:

350 grams beef rump -- trimmed
1 tablespoons dried tangerine peel*
1 tablespoon water
---MARINADER---
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons cornflour
50 milliliters water
2 tablespoons peanut oil
---SAUCE---
1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 teaspoon szechwan peppercorns
6 small shallots -- trimmed and cut in 2-cm lengths
2 cloves garlic -- peeled and chopped very fine
50 grams finely grated ginger
700 milliliters chicken stock
3 1/2 teaspoons hot bean paste
1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
20 grams yellow rock sugar
---SNOW PEA SHOOTS---
1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil
200 grams snow pea shoots
1 Cup ginger juice extracted from squeezing 50g fresh ginger wrapped in a piece of muslin
1 tablespoon shaohsing yellow rice wine
60 milliliters chicken stock
1/3 teaspoon salt
---TO COOK THE BEEF---
400 milliliters peanut oil
---TO FINISH THE DISH---
12 small shallots -- white parts only cut into 2.5cm length
10 medium bamboo shoots -- sliced
1 clove garlic -- chopped finley
1 teaspoon cornfour -- mixed with 2 teaspoons water to make a paste
1 tablespoon prepared tangerine peel
1 tablespoon shaohsing yellow rice wine
 

Preparation / Directions:

To prepare the tangeri! ! ne peel: cover peel with water and soak for 6 hours. Remove the peel, place in a heat-proof vessel with the 1 tablespoon of water and steam for about 4 to 5 hours. Puree the steamed peel in a food processor until a paste and set aside. To prepare the beef: slice the beef across the grain into thin 5cm long slices. Combine salt, cornflour, water and oil then toss the beef in the mixture and set aside for 30 mins. To make the sauce: heat the oil in a wok and fry the peppercorns over moderate heat until they turn black. Add the shallots, garlic and ginger and fry for about 3 mins. Add the stock, cover the wok and cook until 200ml of liquid remains. Strain the liquid through a fine sieve and return to the wok. Stir in the hot bean paste, oyster sauce, vinegar and sugar. Cook until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside in a bowl. To cook the snow pea shoots: clean the wok, add the oil and stir-fry the snow pea shoots for about 15 seconds. Add the ginger juice, rice wine, stock and salt and cook for a further 30 to 45 seconds. Remove the snow peas, drain thoroughly and arrange around the edge of the serving plate. To cook the beef: wipe the wok clean again and add 400ml of oil. Place over moderate heat until the oil reaches about 180oC, then add the beef slices and cook, stirring quickly until the beef browns slightly, about 20 seconds. Remove the beef and set aside to drain. To finish the dish: drain away the oil leaving about 1 tablespoon in the wok. Add the shallots, bamboo shoots and garlic and saute for 10 seconds. Pour in the reserved sauce and bring to the boil. Return the beef to the wok and stir in the cornflour mixture to thicken. Add the tangerine peel paste, the rice wine

 

Nutritional Information:

4448 Calories (kcal); 438g Total Fat; (85% calories from fat); 47g Protein; 115g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 8282mg Sodium


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