Asian Beef and Cucumber

A single plated serve of Asian beef and cucumber Looking down on a camp plate lined with sliced cucumber around the whole edge then slices of steak in the center garnished with green onion and cilantro. The cooked steak on a chopping board part way through being sliced. A camp plate with slices oc cucumber covering the whole center in overlapping circles. A thick steak starting to be sliced
Recipe Origin Asian
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 2
Preparation 15 min 00:15
Cook 15 min 00:15
Ready in 30 min 00:30
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Braise
Ingredients Beef Meat Steak
Equipment Cast Iron Skillet Wok
Recipe Type Dinner Steak
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A single plated serve of Asian beef and cucumber Looking down on a camp plate lined with sliced cucumber around the whole edge then slices of steak in the center garnished with green onion and cilantro. The cooked steak on a chopping board part way through being sliced. A camp plate with slices oc cucumber covering the whole center in overlapping circles. A thick steak starting to be sliced

Asian Beef and Cucumber

The steak is first marinated in an Asian influenced marinated before being braised to create this Asian Beef and Cucumber dish.

For the steak lovers out there this is a great option for when you want to try something a little different. The steak is first marinated before being braised and served on a bed of cucumber.

Resting and cutting the steak is an important step in the process, not resting means the juice can end up on the chopping board rather than in the meat. Cutting against the grain makes sure the meat is tender in the mouth, this is even more important in using a lower quality cut. 

Ingredients

Steak Marinade

4 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons peanut oil

1 teaspoon sesame oil

6 coriander roots

2 tablespoons ground black pepper

1 tablespoon sugar

1 thick steak 10oz (285g)

To Serve

1 cup water

2cm ginger, finely diced

1 cucumber,

1 green onion (spring onion), finely sliced

fresh cilantro (coriander), to garnish

Equipment

wok or skillet

Recipe Directions

  1. Finely dice the coriander (cilantro) roots as fine as possible, or use a mortar and pestle to grind.

  2. In a sealable plastic bag add the coriander root, soy sauce, peanut oil, black pepper, and sugar. Mush together to create a thick liquid/thin paste.

  3. Prepare the steak by removing any of the excess fat, gristle, or silverskin. Place in the bag with the marinade and make sure it is smeared to cover the whole steak. Place in a cool place to marinate for 45 minutes.

  4. Preheat a skillet or wok, then add a drizzle of peanut oil. Add the steak and sear on every side until well browned. At this point the outside is cooked but the inside is still raw.

  5. Add to the skillet or wok the water and ginger to braise the steak until medium-rare; about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and rest, reserve the braising liquid.

  6. Thinly slice the cucumber and decorate the serving places with it.

  7. Thinly slice the steak against the grain, serve evenly onto the two serving plates.

  8. Top the steak and cucumber with the braising liquid as a sauce. Garnish with spring onion and cilantro leaves. 

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Recipe Origin Asian
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 2
Preparation 15 min 00:15
Cook 15 min 00:15
Ready in 30 min 00:30
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Braise
Ingredients Beef Meat Steak
Equipment Cast Iron Skillet Wok
Recipe Type Dinner Steak
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