Sunday, February 24, 2013

Orange peel beef

Beef + oranges = happy taste buds



You will need:
20 oz New York strip steak (about 2)
1 Cup Orange Juice
3 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
Almond flour
Coconut Oil
Thumb sized bit of fresh ginger minced
3 garlic cloves minced
Minced stalks from 1 bunch of cilantro
Dried red chilli pepper flakes
Peel from 2 oranges
1 bunch of green onions sliced in 1 inch chunks
sections from 4 clementines (or oranges, but clementines are easier)

To begin, put your steaks in the freezer for 20 min to make them easy to slice into thin strips.

After slicing, but them in a bowl and add the orange juice, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Let this mixture marinate at room temperature for about 1 hour.


While the meat is marinating, chop up the ginger, garlic, cilantro stalks and green onions; grate the orange peel with a microplane grater, and peel and separate the clementine sections.

After the meat has marinated for an hour, drain and discard the the liquid. Add about half a cup of almond flour. Add the almond flour until it looks like this:

To make sure that everything gets cooked well, it's best to cook in two batches. Get your wok (it had better be a nonstick one, or you will be in trouble in short order) out and put in a very generous spoonful of coconut oil.  Turn the heat on high (between 7-9 out of 10).  When the coconut oil melts, add half the orange peel, ginger, garlic, and cilantro stalks with a small or large pinch of the dried chili peppers depending on your preference. Swirl around in the pan for a minute or two, but don't let it burn.


Next, put in about half the beef. Put in a single layer on top of the mixture above so it will cook fast.


After it's been cooking for about a minute on one side, shake the pan and flip the steak over so the other side can cook.  At the same time, add half of the sliced green onions


Cook for another minute or two while continuing to keep the food in motion in the wok by stirring so everything gets hot. Next add half the clementine sections


Continue cooking another minute or two always keeping the food in motion in the pan with your spatula.

It's done! Repeat with the other half of the ingredients. Eat immediately - probably will serve 3-4 people

PS. I'm not so sure of the exact cooking times, you will just have to get a feel for it.  However, this one cooks quick!
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