Jo’s Asian Steak

We’re bombarded with cooking shows and recipes these days and we often feel we have to try something different. But this Asian Steak recipe is “old school”. It reminds me of the days when it was special to go to a Chinese restaurant. Combined with a salad it’s a very tasty and healthy way to make steak different, plus it’s easy to prepare.

Jo’s Asian Steak

Ingredients (for two)
350g fillet steak
4 garlic cloves
3 tbsp oyster sauce
3 tbsp dark soy
1 tbsp caster sugar
3 tbsp olive oil
3 green shallots, cut into 2cm chunks
Half a red capsicum, chopped into 2cm chunks
Salad items – lettuce, lots of rocket or cress, tomato, cucumber, grated carrot, avocado, shallot, lots of herbs (parsley, mint, coriander)
Jo’s salad dressing made with lemon*
Cooked rice (enough for 2)

Method
Cut the steak into strips and marinate for the afternoon in one tablespoon olive oil, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar and two crushed garlic cloves.
Make up a salad and cook enough rice for two serves.
Just before serving heat two tablespoons olive oil till very hot, throw in the steak, extra garlic and cook for 5 minutes tossing from time to time.
Add the capsicum and shallots and toss for another 2 minutes.
Serve steak on a bed of rice with the salad on the side, dressed with Jo’s dressing.

Jo’s Salad Dressing

*I usually make up my salad dressing in a quantity enough for a few salads.

Ingredients
2 tbsp honey, softened in the microwave
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (substitute half the vinegar with lemon juice if preferred)
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt & pepper

Method
Put the ingredients for the dressing into a jar with a tight lid. Shake till well mixed.

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