Beef, Cashew and Thai Basil Stir Fry
This Beef, Cashew and Thai Basil Stir Fry is on par with the taste of most Chinese stir fry’s.
With more of a depth of flavour and slightly more spice (this can be adjusted according to your liking).
The beef is cut thinly and stir-fried quickly and combined together with the cashews, red chilli and a delicious stir-fry sauce.
It is a great healthy meal and when accompanied with rice, it will serve 4 people.
Beef, Cashew and Thai Basil Stir Fry Ingredients
400g beef fillet, thinly sliced
2 red onions, cut into wedges
4cm piece ginger, peeled, cut into matchsticks
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 stalk lemongrass, white part only, thinly sliced
A long red chilli, sliced thinly
1 tsp Chinese five-spice
Splash of peanut oil
1 tsp sesame oil
125ml or 1/2 cup oyster sauce
60ml or 1/4 cup chicken stock
Handful or 1 bunch baby choy sum, trimmed
1 cup (145g) roasted unsalted cashew nuts
Small handful of 1 bunch Thai basil, leaves picked
Steamed jasmine rice, to serve
Combine the beef, onion, garlic, ginger, chilli, lemongrass and five-spice in a large bowl.
Heat one quarter of the peanut oil in a wok over high heat until just smoking.
Add one quarter of the beef mixture and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until the beef is browned.
Transfer to a bowl. Repeat in 3 more batches with remaining beef mixture and oil, reheating wok between batches.
Heat the sesame oil in the wok. Add the beef mixture, oyster sauce, chicken stock and choy sum and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes or until heated through and the choy sum just wilts.
Remove wok from heat.
Add the cashew nuts and half the Thai basil and toss to combine.
Spoon stir-fry among serving bowls.
Sprinkle with remaining basil and serve immediately with steamed rice.
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