A quick simple beef stir-fry with miso and sambal paste.
Miso is something I have been using more in my cooking, and my is it tasty!
There are so many ways you can use it (miso popcorn, miso cookies, miso noodles) and here is one of my favourite ways to use it. Miso beef. Spicy miso beef.
This dish take no longer than 30 mins to make, and the thing that takes the longest is actually the cucumber and carrot salad.
The salad is amazing together with the beef, as the coolness from the cucumber complements the saltiness and the spiciness from the dish.
You can serve this dish with rice, or like I did here, with cauliflower rice.
I usually serve this with a spicy sauerkraut, where I combine sauerkraut with dash sriracha sauce. A good substitute for kimchi, if you don’t have that to hand.
This recipe serves 2
- 1/2 cucumber approximately 250g
- 1 carrot
- 1/2 spring onion
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 finely chopped garlic
- 300 g entrecote
- 1 tbsp miso paste
- 1/2 tsbp sambal oelek
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp water
Prepare the marinate by combining the salt, apple cider vinegar, sesame oil and garlic in a bowl. Slice the cucumber finely (use a mandolin if you have one) and julienne the carrot. Finely slice the spring onion. Place the vegetables in a bowl, and pour the marinate over. Leave to rest while preparing the beef (15 min).
Finely slice the beef. Fry the beef on high heat for 1-2 minutes until browned.
Add miso, sambal, brown sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Fry, and add water. Fry for half a minute.
Serve with the cucumber salad with rice or cauliflower rice. Sprinkle some sesame seeds over if available.