Saturday, April 20, 2013

Fragrant Chinese Beef Stew

Fragrant Chinese Beef Stew
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Image Credit: Paula

Fragrant Chinese Beef Stew     


1 cup boiling water

½ cup dried black mushrooms

500 grams of beef brisket, trimmed and cubed

½ onion, chopped

2 stalks of green onions, chopped

1 teaspoon grated ginger

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups broth

1 tablespoon of brown sugar

1½ tablespoons of soy sauce

1 tablespoon sake

½ teaspoon Sichuan pepper

2 star anise

1 whole clove

3 dried red chilies

1 cinnamon sticks (5cm long)

1 teaspoon sesame oil


Soak dried mushrooms in boiling water for about 30 minutes.

Remove mushrooms, chop and set aside.

Strain soaking liquid. Discard solids and reserve 1 cup soaking liquid.

Sauté beef on all sides or until browned.

Add onion, ginger, and garlic.

Fry couple of minutes.

Stir in reserved soaking liquid, 2 cups broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, sake, Sichuan pepper, star anise, clove, dried chilies and cinnamon stick.

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour.

Stir in mushrooms.

Cover and simmer 40 minutes or until beef is tender.

Remove beef mixture with a slotted spoon.

Discard star anise, cloves, dried chilies, and cinnamon stick.

Bring remaining liquid to a boil, cook until reduced to 1 cup.

Serve sprinkled with green onions and sesame oil over rice with sauce.

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