Using Herbs and Spices

Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Grilled Peanut Beef Recipe

(Thit Bo Xien Xot)

Ingredients : Serves 4

750 g

1

3 cloves

1/2 stalk

1 tablespoon

2 heaped tablespoons

4 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

150 g

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

Lean rump steak, cut into 1 inch cubes

Shallot, finely chopped

Garlic, crushed and finely chopped

Lemon grass, finely chopped

Finely chopped ginger

Finely chopped mint leaves

Vietnamese fish sauce

Groundnut oil

Crushed Roasted Peanuts

Roughly ground black pepper

Crushed dried chilies

Vegetable oil, for brushing

Method :
  • Put the cubes of steak into a large bowl with the shallot, garlic, lemon grass, ginger, mint, fish sauce and oil.

  • Mix together thoroughly, then cover and leave to marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

  • Combine the peanuts, pepper and dried chilies in a flat dish.

  • Thread the cubes of steak on to pre-soaked bamboo skewers and roll them in the peanut mixture.

  • Brush a little oil on to the meat with a pastry brush.

  • Cook under a preheated hot grill for 6 - 8 minutes, turning frequently.

  • Serve with Sweet Chili sauce.

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