Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Craving Chinese Food


The cries of a 23 year old wanting a chinese takeaway....
It was cheat day, the day where you can treat yourself, but the mister was not budging.
"You can cheat, but you have to make it yourself, that way you know what is in it"
BUT IT WON'T TASTE THE SAME!!! Is this guy for real?? He's seriously lost the plot, he's gone loopy, Judge throw the bloody book at him, get him committed, he's mental.
Commense Sam huddled over her iPhone looking on the good food website for something inspiring to eat whilst not really caring too much about calories. I wanted crispy, crunchy, sweet, sour and rice... I came across a Crispy Chilli Beef recipe I did amend it slightly because alot of people complained that the sauce was far too vinegary.
350g thin-cut minute steak , very thinly sliced into strips
3 tbsp cornflour
2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
100ml vegetable oil
1 red pepper , thinly sliced
1 red chilli , thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves , crushed
thumb-sized piece ginger , cut into matchsticks
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1. Put the beef in a bowl and toss in the cornflour and five-spice. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan until hot, then add the beef and fry until golden and crisp. Scoop out the beef and drain on kitchen paper. Pour away all but 1 tbsp oil.
2. Add the pepper, half the chilli, garlic and ginger to the pan. Stir-fry for 3 mins to soften, but don't let the garlic and ginger burn. Mix the vinegar, soy, chilli sauce and ketchup in a jug with 2 tbsp water, then pour over the veg. Bubble for 2 mins, then add the beef back to the pan and toss well to coat. Serve the beef on noodles with prawn crackers, if you like, scattered with the remaining chilli.
I served my chilli beef with white rice and it was bloody delicious! Better than the takeaway version.


No Drama xxx

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