Braised Beef with Spinach and Leeks Recipe

Braised Beef with Spinach and Leeks Recipe

Ingredients :

400 g beef fillet

2 tablespoons fish sauce

2 tablespoons light soy sauce

4 cilantro roots, chopped finely

1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves and stems, chopped

2 teaspoons cracked black peppercorns

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tablespoon soft brown sugar

1/2 cup water

1 leek, sliced

20 spinach leaves, stalks removed

1/4 cup lime juice

3 tablespoons oil


Method :

Slice the beef fillet into thick steaks of 2.5 cm. Use a food processor to blend the soy sauce, fish sauce, 1 tablespoon oil, cilantro, peppercorns, sugar and garlic until a smooth paste. Pour onto the beef, cover and set aside in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight. Drain the beef, reserving the marinade Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the steak and brown well on each side. Add the marinade and water, reduce the heat and simmer for 8 minutes. Remove the meat and keep warm. Simmer the sauce for 10 minutes; set aside. Slice the beef into bite-sized pieces. Heat the remaining oil in a wok or pan; add the leek and stir-fry for 2 minutes over medium heat. Add the spinach and cook for 30 seconds. Arrange the leek and spinach on a serving plate with the meat. Pour the sauce over the meat and drizzle over the lime juice. Serve garnished with sliced chili and white rice.


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