Apron Wisdom #3! The part of my blog that is dedicated to the wonderful foodies out there who cook the most amazing food. I am slowly making my way round all your blogs – you have a wealth of knowledge for a very clueless chef (a.k.a. ME) to learn from! I frequently hunt through your archives in a stalker-esque manner and can never decide what to try. So if you have any simple (note emphasis on simple) recipes to recommend, do drop a line and let me know!
Anyway, this time, I have decided to make LeQuan’s Beef Salad. It looks so delicious and yet unbelievably simple to make. Please visit her blog for the original recipe and say hi to her because she is the loveliest. Plus, she has tons of other recipes and interesting stories that are just fun to read. Check out her blog at luvtoeat.wordpress.com.
1 lb sliced beef
Chopped garlic for frying
Sliced red onion
2 tsp corn starch
2 tsp sugar
4 tbsp light soy sauce
Juice of 2 limes
5 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Pepper (I used coarse ground because that’s all I had)
- Marinade the beef with the corn starch, sugar and soy sauce and leave to one side.
- Lay out pieces of iceberg lettuce, sliced cucumber, tomatoes and red onion on a plate. Beautiful.
- Next make the dipping sauce. I had every intention in following the recipe exactly, which consisted only of lime juice, salt and pepper. But it was too sour for me so I added the other ingredients. I am an avid lover of garlic, so if you don’t like it much you might want to put less.
- Put some olive oil in a pan and fry the garlic until light brown. Then add in the marinated beef. Fry until cooked.
- When done, place beef on top of the vegetable salad you previously arranged. To eat, just pick up bits of salad and beef and dip into the sauce.
It was the most appetizing salad in the world, I couldn’t get enough of it! The tanginess of the lime makes all the difference. And once you’ve eaten it, you’ll continue to crave it and want more. I had it for dinner and couldn’t stop thinking about it when I went to sleep. I’m going to have it again, and again, and again. And, again! I practically licked the plate clean. That’s how much I love it. Thank you LeQuan for this delicious recipe!
Next time I might just use one lime though. I thought it wouldn’t be enough but two was too much! Just stick to the recipe Sharon, is that too much to ask?
I made some pasta to go with the beef salad. I tried to make up my own recipe for it but it turned out to be rather scrummy. Plus, I overcooked the broccoli that I mixed into it so it all fell apart. Still edible but nothing to rave about.
Anyone have any good (fast and easy) pasta recipes to recommend?