International Cuisine

Crispy Spicy Beef Slices

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


* 500 gram beef chuck
* 1 tsp. lime juice
* salt to taste
* vegetable oil
* 100 gram red chilies
* 16 small shallots
* 1 ripe tomato


* Trim the beef from any fat and cut it very thin, square pieces following the meat fibers.
* Work the salt and lime juice into the mear and then let it dry in the hot sun until it is very dry and resembles beef jerky. It usually takes several days to dry.
* Slice the beef into 6x6 cm squares and fry in a deep fryer until brown and dry. Remove and set aside.
* Coarsely pound the red chilies, shallots, salt and tomato. Fry in 50 ml oil until fragrant. Add the beef and stir-fry to coat the slices and distribute the flavors.

Makes 6 servings.


Monday, May 18, 2009

Gyoza is a kind of dumplings. Gyoza can be steamed, fried, boiled, and more. About Japanese Gyoza Dumplings

* 1/3 cup chopped cabbage (boiled)
* 2 tbsps chopped green onion

* 1/2 pound ground pork
* 1 tsp sesame oil
* 1 tsp sugar
* 2 tsps soysauce
* 1/2 tsp garlic salt
* 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
* 20 gyoza wrappers
* 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Combine all ingredients other than oil in a bowl and mix well by hands. Place a teaspoonful of filling in a gyoza wrapper and put water along the edge of the wrapper by fingers. Make a semicircle, gathering the front side of the wrapper and sealing the top. Heat oil in a frying pan. Put gyoza in the pan and fry on high heat until the bottoms become brown. Turn down the heat to low. Add 1/4 cup water in the pan. Cover the pan and steam the gyoza on low heat until the water is gone.

*Makes 4 servings