Tamarind Chili Seared Beef Recipe

Tamarind Chili Seared Beef Recipe

Ingredients: Serves 4

200g trimmed green beans

15g tamarind pulp

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1 tablespoon palm or brown sugar

3 tablespoons sunflower oil

4 lime leaves, finely shredded

2 garlic cloves, finely sliced

1 red chili (or to taste), finely sliced

500g trimmed rump steak


Blanch the beans in boiling salted water until slightly crunchy.  Refresh in cold water and set aside.  Pour 3 tablespoons hot water over the tamarind and leave to dissolve for 5 minutes.  Rub the pulp with your fingers, before straining into a bowl.  Add the lime juice, fish sauce and sugar.  Place a large frying pan or wok over a high heat.  Add the oil and, once it is sizzling hot, add the lime leaves, garlic and chili.  Stir, then add the beans and stir-fry for a few minutes before adding the beef.  Once it is browned, mix in the tamarind liquid.  Simmer for a minute or two, before serving with steamed rice.

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