Red Hot Beef with Cashew Nuts

This is one of those recipes that you can use as a base and then build your variations around it.  You can make it into:

Stir Fry Beef and VegetablesFlat Breads and Red Hot Beef

Pad Thai Beef and use peanuts

Thai Beef and Fried Rice

Last night, we teamed it with garlic flat bread.


500 g tender beef steak (rump or sirloin) cut into strips

1 teaspoon vegetable oil


1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

1 garlic clove chopped

1 tablespoon finely grated ginger

½ fresh chili, choppedRed Hot Beef

2 tablespoons gf soy sauce

½ teaspoon Thai red curry paste

To Garnish

4 tablespoons unsalted cashew nuts, toasted

1 shallot, slice diagonally


  1.  In a bowl, mix beef, oil, sesame seeds, garlic, ginger, chili, soy sauce, curry paste.
  2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Heat a heavy base fry pan until very hot and brush with oil.  Place the beef strips in the pan and cook quickly until lightly browned. You might need to cook the beef in batches.
  4. Serve on a bed of rice and add cashews and shallot to garnish.
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