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Beef Semore (Thick Beef Stew)

Posted: November 4, 2012 by nietize in Beef, Eurasian, Stew
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From Robin’s Eurasian Recipes
Serves 4


4 tbsp oil
1 large onion, sliced
3 cm piece of ginger thinly sliced
1 stick cinnamon (5cm)
10 cloves
2 star anise
3 cardamon pods
10 peppercorns
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
1 kg chuck tender beef, cut into 3cm cubes and marinated with 5 tbsp light soya sauce and 2 tbsp pepper for 20 mins
2 tbsp light soya sauce
2 tbsp dark soya sauce
50ml water
2 carrots, peeled and cut into 2 cm pieces
2 potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 tbsp vinegar

grind together
3 big onions
3 cm piece of ginger

Heat the oil in a pot, add the sliced onions, ginger, cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise, cardamon pods, peppercorns and nutmeg. When the onions start to brown, add the ground ingredients.

When the oil rises, add the marinated beef and soya sauces. Fry the beef for about 5 minutes, then add the water and boil for another 5 minutes. Add the carrots and potatoes and cook till soft.Add the vinegar.

Remove from heat and serve hot.

My first attempt at cooking a Eurasian dish for the Eurasian gf. I think I passed…

Anyway, it’s a nice contrast to the usual western beef stews I have cooked, the taste is a lot more complex because of the combination of spices.