Thursday, November 1, 2007

CoCo's Easy Peasy Beef Stew

I love this dish! You just pop everything into the pot, switch on the timer, and walk away! The end result was so impressive, yet it didn’t even take much effort from the cook. Hahaha, cheers.

Main ingredient
Beef (Shin) 300 grams
Carrot 1 large stick, chopped
Radish Half a stick, chopped

Spices & Flavoring (A)
Black peppercorn cracked slightly with the flat of your knife
ClovesStar anise
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp Five spice powder
6 slices of ginger
4 cloves of garlic
1 tsp salt
1tsp sugar
Sesame oil

Additional Flavoring
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp dark soya sauce
1 tsp of cornstarch + water

1. Briefly boil the beef in water for a minute and drain.

2. Pour fresh water into the pot of beef so that the water covers the meat with an addition of another 1 inch of water on top.

3. Add in everything in Spices & Flavoring (A) and boil in high heat for ½ hour

4. Lower the fire and simmer for another ½ hour

5. Add your carrots and radish and continue to simmer until it turns soft. (estimated – 20mins) Add water if necessary.

6. Stuff to be added when carrots and radish has turned soft:

a. Oyster sauce for a more intense flavor
b. Dark soya sauce for that rich brown colour
c. Cornstarch mixed with water to thicken the gravy

7. Serve with steamy fluffy rice and serve! Enjoy...

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