27 August 2010

Red Wine Braised Beef

This is a recipe based on Channel 8's variety show, Easy Cooking 七步成食. Haha, have been watching these cooking variety shows, very auntie hor? But hey, I didn't even watch it 'live', only watch the shows on xinmsn video at night after baby sleeps (don't want to let baby watch too much TV so no choice).

The gist of this cooking show is as the title says, easy cooking recipes that can be completed within 7 steps.

Chose this particular recipe as it can be served as a one-pot dish to go along with rice.

Ingredients (for 2-3 pax)

  • 500g beef (I bought chunk tender)

  • 2 potatoes

  • 1/2 radish (if radish is big, or 1 if small size)

  • 2 carrots

  • 1 white onion

  • Corn flour

  • 1/2 beef boullion cube

  • 2 tsp oyster sauce

  • Pinch of salt

  • Pinch of sugar

  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced

  • Ketchup (based on personal preference. I added about 4-5 tbsp as I like ketchup)

  • Red wine (based on personal preference)

  1. Cut the beef into bite size cubes and marinate with the ingredients stated above for at least 30 mins.

  2. Cut the vegetables into bite size chunks.

  3. Heat some oil in a deep pot, add minced garlic and fry till aromatic.

  4. Add beef and fry till colour changes.

  5. Add ketchup (according to personal preference), stir fry to coat all the beef, then add enough water to cover the meat. Cook in high heat for 5 minutes, then turn to low heat.

  6. Add the vegetables and more water enough to cover the vegetables. Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes or till vegetables become cooked/soft.

  7. Before serving, turn up heat to high, add red wine and boil for 5 minutes to let alcohol evaporate.
I love the flavours of this dish, especially the red wine which added depth to the taste. The root vegetables complemented the beef very well, especially the radish. Beef was a little tough though, probably should get a better cut next time. Anyways, a nice comfort dish for dinner :)

1 comment:

  1. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor. Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık.