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Cumin Beef Stir Fry

Cumin Beef Stir Fry
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The earthy-tasting cumin adds its flavor to this delicious stir-fried beef dish, mingling with more traditional ingredients like soy sauce, green onion, and garlic.  Chef John chooses Flank steak for this recipe, as it is the most popular cut when it comes to stir fry. You can, of course, use beef fillet (tenderloin) instead because it is unbelievably tender, buttery and has a mild beef flavor.

Recipe
PRE TIME: 20 min
COOKING TIME: 20 min
TOTAL TIME: 40 min
2 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. Beef flank steak
  • 2 tbsp. Cooking oil
  • Marinade
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp. Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tbsp. Light soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin powder
  • 1 large Egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp. Corn starch
  • Stir fry The Beef
  • 2 tbsp. Cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. Thai green and red chilli
  • 1 tbsp. Yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp. Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic salt
Directions:
Step 1
Step 1
1
Cut beef into 1-in. cubes.
Step 2
Step 2
2
In a bowl, combine beef, garlic salt, Shaoxing cooking wine, light soy sauce, sugar, cumin powder, egg yolk, and corn starch. Toss to mix completely.
Step 3
Step 3
3
Shred onion, dice hot pepper, mince the cilantro. Set aside.
Step 4
Step 4
4
In a large cooking pan over high heat, add oil, stir fry beef for about 4-5 minutes until brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Step 5
Step 5
5
In a clean cooking pan over high heat, add oil, then add minced garlic and stir fry for 30 seconds, add onion, hot pepper, and shredded green onion, stir fry for about 30 seconds, continue to add beef, cumin powder, cumin seeds, Cayon chili powder, cilantro, and garlic salt, quickly stir to mix well. Remove from heat. it's done.
Step 5
Step 5
6
Enjoy!
Final Notes
Final Notes
Don't cut the beef cubes large than 1-in. Allow the beef to absorb enough liquid during marinating. Make sure there is no liquid comes out during cooking. Stir fry the beef over high heat until golden red to get the best mouthfeel. Add cumin powder and cumin seeds to seasoning at the end for multiple levels of flavors.
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