Added by CarolineB | Wed 28 Jan 2009 @ 12:03
I tried to be creative yesterday... :)
1 small head of lollo rosso (or any other leaf salad)
250g mixed cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
1 green bell pepper, deseeded and cut
1 spring onion, cut into rings
some parsley leaves, chopped
1 clove of garlic, finely sliced (omit, if one of the eaters must not smell of it)
1 red hot chili pepper, deseeded to your liking, finely cut or sliced
1 or 2 sirloin steaks, cut into stripes across the grain(?)
brown sugar (or honey)
rice wine (or sherry)
peanut oil (or other neutral veggie oil)
rice vinegar (or other)
Five Spice powder
roasted sesame seeds
At first I dissolved brown sugar in soy sauce and added a shot of rice wine. Then I marinated the beef with this and set aside.
Then I washed and spun dry the salad and put it on a large glass plate. I presume, everyone washes other veggies as well before eating them, so I won´t mention it again...
Put on the tomato halves and bell pepper stripes. Add onion rings (omitted adding garlic as OH fears to be redlined by his colleagues...) and chili cubes and parsley, drizzled a few drops of sesame oil on top and set aside.
Put on a pan to maximum heat. Added 1 tbsp of peanut oil. Added drained beef (as too much of the marinade would force beef to cook instead of frying). Fryed for 1 minute and added on top of the salad. Then I added the marinade, more soy sauce, more sugar, a pinch of Chinese five spice powder, a bit of water and let this simmer some seconds. At last I added some rice vinegar and poured it over the salad. Finally sprinkled some sesame seed on top.
We ate it immediately with a slice of toasted white bread. We enjoyed it!