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Thit Bo Xao Xa Ot (Vietnamese Beef with Lemongrass) More Recipes Like This

Ingredients: Metric Units
2 stalks fresh lemon grass (2 Tbsp dried)
1 lb lean beef fillet or eye of round
2 fresh red chili peppers, seeded minced
6 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbsp fish sauce (nuoc mam)
1 tsp arrowroot or cornstarch
6 Tbsp veg oil
2 medium onions, in slivers
1 Tbsp sugar
1/4 c dry-roasted peanuts, coarsely ground
cilantro sprigs
Discard outer leaves of lemon grass, upper half of stalk. Slice thin & chop fine. Cut beef across grain into v thin slices. Pound w/flat side of cleaver. In bowl, combine beef, lemon grass, chilis, half garlic, 2 Tbsp fish sauce, arrowroot, black ppr to taste and 2 Tbsp oil. (marinate 30min) Heat oil over mod hi, add onions, garlic. Stir fry to golden brn. Remove onions. Add remaining 2 Tbsp oil, add beef, 1 Tbsp fish sauce, sugar. Saute over hi 12min. Arrange sauteed onions around meat, sprinkle peanuts, pepper over all. Garnish w/cilantro.
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Contributed on: and modified on Saturday November 5th, 2005