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Five-spice beef with black bean sauce & bok choi

Five-spice beef with black bean sauce & bok choi

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Try this Asian-inspired beef dish and find out why Chinese five-spice is a store cupboard must-have. It's versatile, easy to use and delicious

  • Easily doubled
  • Easily halved
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal352
fat18g
saturates7g
carbs13g
sugars9g
fibre3g
protein36g
salt4.5g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 large sirloin steak (about 300g/10oz)
  • 3 heads bok choi or pak choi, halved
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

For the sauce

  • 100g sachet black bean sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves , finely minced
  • 1 small piece fresh root ginger , finely minced
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

Method

  • STEP 1

    Mix the sauce ingredients together in a small saucepan, then gently simmer until hot. Heat a griddle pan until very hot. Rub the five-spice all over the steak, then season with a little salt and pepper. Sear steak for 2-3 mins on each side until cooked to your liking, then leave to rest.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, gently simmer or steam the bok or pak choi for 4-5 mins until wilted, but still crunchy. Toss the greens in a few tbsps of sauce and the sesame oil. Cut steak into thick slices. Serve on a plate with a small pot of sauce, the greens and some steamed rice.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2008

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