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Crispy Chilli Beef Recipe

Ingredients for people

  • Rump steak (150g) : 4 whole
  • Red pepper(s) : 1 whole
  • Spring onion(s) : 4 whole
  • Onion(s) : 1 whole
  • Fresh ginger : 30 g
  • Garlic clove(s) : 4 whole
  • Red chilli(s) : 1 whole
  • Green chilli(s) : 1 whole
  • Corn starch : 30 g
  • Soy sauce : 30 ml
  • Rice wine vinegar : 15 ml
  • Fresh coriander : 0.25 bunch
  • Sunflower oil : 30 ml
Method
  • 1

    Slice the beef into 5mm thick strips, and set aside until needed.

  • 2

    Peel the ginger, and slice thinly cross-wise, then into matchsticks.

  • 3

    Remove the root end of the garlic cloves, smash and peel. Chop the garlic.

  • 4

    Remove the woody tail from the chillies, cut in half lengthwise. Scrape out the the spongy rib and seeds, if the chillies are too hot, and slice thinly.

  • 5

    Add the ginger, garlic, chillies, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sunflower oil and corn flour to the beef. Toss to coat evenly, and set aside until needed, up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

  • 6

    ROughly chop the coriander, stalks and all, and set aside.

  • 7

    Top and tail the peppers and onion, and slice into 5mm sticks.

  • 8

    Trim any dry ends from the spring onions, and cut into 2cm batons.

  • 9

    Heat a wok until begins to smoke. Add the beef to the wok and stri fry for about 2 minutes.

  • 10

    If you prefer the beef slightly on the rarer side, remove from the pan before proceeding with the next step.

  • 11

    Add the peppers, onion and spring onions to the pan, and cook for a further 3 minutes. If the juices in the pan have become too thick, add a splash of water to create some sauce. (Return the beef to the pan if it was taken out.)

  • 12

    Garnish with the chopped coriander, and serve immeditately with rice or noodles.

Chef's tip

«The beef can be marinated well ahead of time. In fact, it can be frozen -raw- with the marinade for a later date.»

A popular Thai dish that is a surefire fan favourite: it just enough bite to keep you coming for more, and it is dead easy to make. This dish will become a family staple.

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  • Preparation  15mins
  • Cooking time  5mins
  • Rest time  0h

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