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Bold Basil Beef

This is one of my favorite easy recipes. There were 2 issues when I made it this time though – I couldn’t find flank steak and ended up with some tough beef, and I didn’t seed the jalapeno and wooooah was it spicy! So I highly recommend getting good meat, and making sure that you’re OK with heat if you don’t want to seed your pepper. The flavors are really great in this, and it’s a really quick marinade – perfect for a busy work night.

Bold Basil Beef

Bold Basil Beef
Martin Yan

1 TBL dark soy sauce
1 TBL cornstarch
1 lb. flank steak sliced thinly against the grain
1 TBL Vege Oil
1 shallot walnut sized thinly sliced into rings
1 jalapeno thinly sliced into rings
½ cup lightly packed Basil leaves or Thai Basil

Mix the marinade and beef and let stand for 10 minutes.

Place stir fry pan over high heat until hot. Add the oil swirling to coat sides. Add shallot and jalapeno stirring until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Add the beef and stir fry until barely pink in the center. Remove from heat and stir in the basil.

MacGourmet Rating: 5 Stars

One Comment

  • lorhen82

    I used sirloin steak, and it turned out really tender. My only negative comment is that the basil I got was very strong and licorice-tasting. I normally like basil, but this was overpowering, and the dish would have been much better without it. The leftover beef would be really good in a sandwich.

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