This crispy orange beef is tangy, candy and totally scrumptious. A straightforward Friday-night fakeaway – prepared in 25 minutes!
I like to serve this up with an enormous bowl of fluffy rice or some stir-fried noodles.
Sure, we’re utilizing steak for this recipe, which is slightly bit extravagant, however it means we’re getting tender meat, cooked in extra-quick time, with a beautiful steaky flavour – somewhat than chewy meat (which is what you will get with cheaper cuts of beef).
I like the tanginess of this recipe. The sauce soaks into the rice superbly – which means a number of flavour in each chunk!
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Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this submit.
👩🍳PRO TIP Place the steak within the freezer for 10-20 minutes earlier than slicing. It will make it firmer so it is simpler to slice thinly.
Make this and I assure each plate can be clear inside 10 minutes!!
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Wish to make it spicy? 🌶
Add a tablespoon of sriracha to the sauce and sprinkle with a number of chilli flakes earlier than serving.
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Crispy Orange Beef
Sticky-crispy-sweet Crispy Beef in orange sauce – so scrumptious and satisfying and prepared in 25 minutes!
Elective – to thicken the sauce:
Warmth the oil in a wok or giant frying over a excessive warmth.
3 tbsp oil
Pat the meat dry with some kitchen roll, then combine the cornflour (cornstarch) with the salt and pepper and toss the meat within the cornflour till utterly coated.
500 g (1.1 lb) beef steak, 2 tbsp cornflour, 1 pinch of salt and pepper
When the oil is scorching, tip the meat in and fry till crispy. Attempt to not transfer the meat round an excessive amount of as this reduces the quantity of crispiness you get. It ought to take about 5-6 minutes to crisp up the meat, with about 3 or 4 stirs throughout that point.
As soon as the meat is crispy and cooked via, take away the meat utilizing a slotted spoon, and place in a bowl lined with kitchen roll to absorb extra fats.
After the meat has been faraway from the pan there ought to nonetheless be slightly oil left. Flip the warmth all the way down to medium and add the sliced pink pepper and onion.
1 pink pepper, 1 giant onion
Fry for a 2-3 minutes (so that they’re scorching however nonetheless crunchy).
Whereas the peppers and onions are cooking, combine the orange zest, juice, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, rice vinegar and ginger and put to at least one facet.
Juice of two giant oranges, Zest of half an orange, 3 tbsp caster sugar, 5 tbsp soy sauce, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp rice vinegar
Pour over the orange sauce. Flip up the warmth and convey to the boil. Simmer for 1 minute.
Then add the meat again in. Give it a stir and warmth via for 1 minute. In case your sauce is wanting too skinny, you possibly can stir in slightly cornflour slurry to thicken.
1 tbsp cornflour blended with 3 tbsp chilly water to kind a slurry
As soon as effervescent and thick, serve up with boiled rice. Garnish with the spring onions (scallions).
Boiled rice, 4 spring onions (scallions) chopped on the diagonal
CAN I MAKE IT GLUTEN FREE?
Sure! Substitute the soy sauce with tamari. I’ve performed this a number of occasions and it really works rather well. You have to make sure you use the correct quantity of orange juice and sugar although, in any other case the tamari can overpower the flavours.
CAN I FREEZE IT OR MAKE IT AHEAD?
This recipe works finest when made and served instantly. Freezing/chilling then reheating means the meat will not be crispy.
Nonetheless, it does nonetheless style actually good. So when you did wish to freeze it, then cool, cowl and freeze. Defrost in a single day within the fridge and reheat completely within the wok or a microwave till piping scorching all through. You possibly can add a splash of water if it is slightly dry.
Dietary Data is per serving and doesn’t embody the serving suggestion of boiled rice.
Energy: 349kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 31gFats: 14gSaturated Fats: 9gLdl cholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1332mgPotassium: 686mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 1110IUVitamin C: 57.6mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 3mg
Initially printed September 2015. Up to date Might 2018 after which once more in March 2023 with new images and a video, plus additional ideas.
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