Using Herbs and Spices

Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Fillet of Beef with Sesame Seeds Recipe

(Bit Tet Xao Me)

Ingredients : Serves 4

4 cloves

1 1/2 tablespoons

1 tablespoons

1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

3

2 tablespoons

500 g

2 teaspoons

Handful

Garlic, finely minced

Light soy sauce

Vietnamese fish sauce

Sesame oil

Palm or golden granulated sugar

Pepper

Small red chilies, finely chopped

Groundnut oil

Fillet of beef, thinly sliced

Sesame seeds, toasted

Chinese chives, for garnishing

Method :
  • Mix the garlic, soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, sugar, pepper and chilies in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of the groundnut oil.

  • Add the beef slices, mix thoroughly and leave to marinate, covered, in the refrigerator overnight.

  • Heat the remaining oil in a wok or frying pan, and when it is very hot, add the beef slices in one layer.

  • Cook quickly, about 1 1/2 minutes on each side for medium-done beef, and remove to a warmed plate. Cover and keep warm while you cook the remaining slices, if you could not fit them all in at once.

  • Sprinkle with the sesame seeds, garnish with chives.

  • This dish can be served along with rice, spinach and watercress stir-fry, if desired.

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