Spicy chilli beef

    8 hours 20 min

    Strips of beef are coated in a marinade made with fish sauce, garlic and finely chopped fresh chillies, then stir fried with fresh basil and asparagus to make this spicy beef dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
    • 3 fresh red chilli peppers, very finely chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 450g beef strips for stir frying or thinly sliced steak
    • 2 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
    • 275g chopped asparagus
    • 60ml beef stock
    • 40g fresh basil leaves

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr20min 

    1. Make a marinade by combining the fish sauce, chile peppers, and garlic in a shallow dish.
    2. Lay beef into the marinade, turning to coat.
    3. Marinate beef in refrigerator 8 hours to overnight.
    4. Remove the beef from the marinade and shake off excess liquid. Discard the remaining marinade.
    5. Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in hot oil until hot but slightly pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes; remove from oil with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel.
    6. Heat remaining tablespoon peanut oil in the skillet; cook and stir asparagus in hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes.
    7. Pour beef stock into the pan and bring to a simmer.
    8. Return the beef to the pan. Add the basil and continue cooking until hot, about 1 minute more.

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