Sunday, February 20, 2011

daging goreng lada hitam

or also known as black pepper beef. i think this one, malay style.

okay folks, i might have gone a lot bit overboard with the thick soy sauce here...because the colour of this dish is the colour of the night. the darkest night without the moon or the street lights...or flashlight, or any kind of get my drift, yes? you drift? okay, good.

taste wise, i think i also did something that i shouldn't have done which is to reduce the amount of black pepper. my bad. nama pun daging goreng lada hitam right? not daging goreng hitam. aiyerrrr...anyways, it was still edible just minus the black pepper 'umph' that anyone would expect to get when we tell them that we're presenting them with black pepper beef. why am i rambling? i don't know. lack of sleep? let's blame it on lack of sleep. okay, lack of sleep it is.

here's the recipe....

500g beef, sliced into strips
2 tbs dark soy sauce
2 tbs cornflour + 1 cup water (mix together)
2 tbs black pepper (pound, i grind mine fresh <--- eksyen. sorry.)
cooking oil
salt to taste

(b) things to saute
5 shallots, sliced
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1" ginger, sliced
1 big onion, cut in any way you like

(c) garnishing
2 stalks of chinese celery
2 stalks of spring onion
1 tomato, cut into six
2 red chillies
2 green chillies

the how to:
1)  heat oil in wok and saute (b) till the shallots are shiny and clear.

2)  in goes the beef strips and fry till they are tender.

3)  you can now add in the cornflour and water mixture, along with dark soy sauce, ground black pepper and salt.

4)  cook till the gravy thickens and you can add in (c).

5)  ready to serve.

i love recipes that only have about 5 steps to make...wait...this one has only four! haaaaa...

go on, give it a go!

recipe source: 1 hari 1 resipi.

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