Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Beef Salpicao

It's one of those nights when you want to eat something new using the very same ingredients of the regular viand served within the week. One thing I like about breakfast steaks is it's flexibility to become an all-around beef ingredient. I use breakfast steak for dishes like: Filipino Beef Steak, Beef Curry, Peppered Steak, Beef Broccoli and the latest ---Beef Salpicao.

Beef Salpicao also known as Stir-fried garlic beef.
My favorite Beef Salpicao version is the one from Slice N' Dice. Beef Strips combined with their special gravy sauce topped with mushrooms and roasted garlic.

I made my own version for dinner last night.

Basing it on how it tasted from a previous food adventure, I gladly say yes, I was able to nail the taste. The presentation? well, that depends on how you like you Beef Salpicao.

Servings: 3-4

Ingredients: (Marinate)
1/2 K beef (breakfast steak)
5 cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 Calamondin Juice
1 packet of Splenda
a pinch of salt and ground pepper

Ingredients: (Actual Dish)
3 tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
10 cloves of garlic minced
2 tbsp left-over marinate
1 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 tsp all purpose flour
21/2 cups water

How To:

Marinate beef in soy sauce, Calamondin juice, chopped garlic, splenda, salt and pepper for 1 hour.

  • After marinating, in a pan, simmer beef steak in 2 Cups of water until tender. Cut into strips then set aside with the excess sauce.
  • In the very same pan, saute minced garlic in olive oil until golden brown.
  • Add beef strips and excess sauce from boiling, stir for a few minutes.
note: excess sauce: the oil from the beef and water from boiling if there are any left in the pan. Add them all.
  • Add butter. Keep stirring until melted. Low fire.
  • In a cup, mix flour, 2tbsp marinate and 1/2 cup water and mix until well-blended
  • Add mixture with the beef
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
I prefer mixing the garlic with the beef than using it as a topping. It makes the dish more delicious and tasty.
You can add button mushrooms too.
enchie’s kitchen

Note: I didn't use beef cubes. I boiled the meat to extract it's flavor. Using the old-fashioned way is healthier.
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