Sunday, March 2, 2008
Black Pepper Beef
How do you cook your black pepper beef? There is this inspiration from those hot barbeque grills.. where those smokey, juicy beef steaks are cooked. It is not so common to have a lunch barbeque here in Malaysia... the weather is hot enough to sweat you, so bbq's are normally left for the night scene. But somehow, some of us want to eat that bbq steak in the middle of the day!
I simply call this meaty dish - Black Pepper Beef. Lots of pepper, green onions, and a bit of the delicious dark gravy to compliment the beef. This is very Fusion... Western eat this as real steak, grilled and dry, while Asian likes a touch of gravy to the meat.
There are ready made gravy mixtures in the stores, some may be tasty, some may not. I still think making it on your own is the best, especially for simple dishes like this one!
:: Ingredients ::
Beef steak, cut to think slices
1 cup water
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
3 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grounded black pepper
1 large green onion, ringed
Lightly fry the steak with some oil. Bring the water to boil, and over medium heat, add in the sauces. Cover and cook until the water is absorbed and thickens. Add salt & pepper, and cook further till the gravy gets thicker (but not dried). Add the onion rings and cook for 1 minute. Serve hot, and garnish with more onion rings.
This also goes well with some leeks or spring onions in it too. I like the fact that it tastes like grilled steak, and at the same time it is very moist. Love the green onions in it... I do favour onions a whole lot! :-)