Monday, December 21, 2009

Shaking Beef, Thit Bo Luc Lac


Another day of complete mental block on what I should be cooking for dinner. It was a 40 degrees C day and shopping for food was the last thing on my mind. I found some beef in the freezer and thought I should really give my favourite Vietnamese restaurant dish a try. Going through my little black book, I found the recipe I wrote down a while back and the result was more than satisfactory! I'll certainly be making this again soon. For non beef eaters like my Hindu friends, pork is equally delicious with the same treatment!

Serves 4 as part of a Vietnamese meal;
you need;
500 g of beef filet or rump, cubed
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tsp light soy
1 tsp dark soy
2 tbs oyster sauce
1 tsp fish sauce
2 tbs sugar
1.5 tsp black pepper, crushed
Marinate beef with the rest of the ingredients for at least an hour

In a hot pan with a little oil, sear the beef for 2 minutes, shake the pan and sear the other side, remove.

Serve it on a bed of shredded carrot and lettuce lightly tossed with some rice vinegar. We had it with lemongrass chicken and plenty of steamed rice.

34 comments:

  1. Looks great and so simple too, must try!

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  2. Harriet from CarltonDecember 21, 2009 at 11:24 PM

    Oh this is so simple to make! Love the photos, I would love a plate right now!

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  3. Simple et très bon.
    A réaliser prochainement.
    A bientôt.

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  4. Oh such beautiful looking dish and so simple to prepare too!
    Mimi

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  5. fitzboy,
    Thanks and you must!

    Harriet,
    Thanks! It has to be the simplest dish I ever cooked.

    Saveurs et Gourmandises,
    Merci!
    vous avez essayez de cuisine!

    Mimi,
    Thanks! very simple and delicious indeed!

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  6. Yummy! Have no idea this is so simple!

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  7. Oh wow!!! loved the name..Shaking beef...
    Sounds great and looks yummy..Would love to try this some day..

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  8. very nice!! this is also one of our favorite beef dishes. try some pickled onions with them next time.

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  9. un plat coloré et parfumé, j'aime beaucoup
    bonne soirée

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  10. Lovely name for dish..Looks so inviting!!

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  11. Angue,
    Thanks :) cook some now!

    Ming,
    haha now you know1

    Sarah,
    Thanks! I was thinking the same thing when I first encountered it.

    Ravenous Couple,
    Thanks you! Will definitely try with pickled onions next time!

    Aux délices des gourmets,
    Merci beaucoup.
    Essayez de la faire cuire un jour

    kothiyavunu,
    Thank you very much! :)

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  12. looking so yummy. i might try this recipe as skewered meat for a bbq. i think that should work? :-)

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  13. You eat so well! That looks delicious and you pulled it together on mental block kind of day? Great job.

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  14. looks and sounds absolutely delicious, will try this without any doubt!

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  15. great recipe and simple even I can tackle this one!!

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  16. Simon,
    Thanks!, it will certainly work well on the bbq, just be sure to make some Vietnamese dipping sauce.

    shaz,
    Thank you! Sometimes I do believe in miracle haha.

    Mary,
    Thank you, please do!

    Rebecca,
    Thank you, of course a seasoned cook like you can !

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  17. I could never come up with this idea from a piece of frozen meat!!Wow Im impressed, itlooks delicious.

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  18. 40 degree C, I'm jealous :D Looks way too tempting. Thanks for another wonderful recipe :-)

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  19. Such a yummy beef dish, need to try this!

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  20. Our family favourite, you have done a wonderful job here! Ver impressed with your other Vietnamese dishes too, keep it up!

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  21. figtree,
    Thanks! I always have my little black book so when I'm out of idea I use it with recipes I read about or saw on tv :)

    Gulmohar,
    Thanks! Haha It was unbearable :)

    5star foodie,
    Thank you and please do :)

    Pham,
    Thanks! I'm very lucky Little saigon isn't too far from me. Will be another Vietnamese recipe tomorrow.

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  22. another excellent dish.. by excellent you! keep it up:)

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  23. 我喜歡這道菜 :)

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  24. Love the name!
    love how easy it is to make!
    love the photos!

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  25. haha this is my favourite! I will definitely be making this after Christmas. Are you doing anything for Christmas? If not join us for lunch :)

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  26. Cumi & Ciki,
    Thank you lah! :)

    大肥,
    哈哈!你什麼都喜歡呀!

    Abhilash Pillai ,
    Thank you, maybe you'll try one day.

    Michele,
    Thank you, everyone can make it i think haha.

    love to eat,
    I twisted my wrist and have bruises on my face, I think I'll stay in ; Thank you so much for the invitation !!!

    tigerfish,
    Yeah that's all you need to do :)

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  27. This looks so good. I think I'm going to make it tonight!

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  28. Fresh Local and Best,
    Thank you! Please do and let me know how it goes!

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  29. Looks simple and delicious.....mmmm. Love all the ingredients.

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  30. it sounds delicius!!!! I'll try with the pork I've in freezer.

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  31. Mary,
    Thank you, give it a try!

    Matteo,
    Thank you let me know how it turns out :)

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