Anise Beef

Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

The very first time I had this was with a couple of Chinese friends at a restaurant that catered to Chinese. Actually they had a special menu just for Chinese people. It is like a beef stew and the star anise gives it a great flavor.


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Serves:
6-8

Ingredients

2 lb
beef brisket, cubed
2
star anise
1 tsp
szechuan peppercorns
1 1/4 dash(es)
oil
4 slice
fresh ginger
2 Tbsp
rice wine or dry sherry
2/3 c
soy sauce
2 Tbsp
sugar
1
piece of dried orange peel, 2"x1"
2/3 c
water
2
carrots, sliced diagonally

Step-By-Step

1Use a cleaver to cut beef into 1-inch cubes. Place star anise and peppercorns on a 3-inch square of cheesecloth. Bring corners together and tie with kitchen twine.

2Heat oil in a large saucepan over high heat for 1 minute. Stir fry garlic and ginger until garlic is golden, 30 seconds.

3Add beef cubes. Stir fry until lightly browned about 2-3 minutes.

4Add cheesecloth bag, wine, soy sauce, sugar and dried orange peel; mix well. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Add 2/3 cup water.

5Reduce heat to low and cook 1 1/2 hours. Add carrot and continue cooking 45 minutes or until beef is very tender and carrot is cooked.

6Remove cheesecloth bag and discard. Serve stew hot over rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Asian