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Shaking Beef Recipe

Today's shaking beef recipe is an easy guide to one of the most popular menu items at Vietnamese restaurants. It's a delicious dish that's loaded with juicy, well-marinated, medium-rare steak served on a bed of fresh lettuce, perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: how to make shaking beef, shaking beef, shaking beef recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 28 oz beef tenderloin cubed
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 4 oz yellow onion divided
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 0.5 oz scallions chopped (cắt khúc)
  • 4 oz Carol lettuce
  • 4 oz cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 oz red onions
  • 0.25 oz coriander chopped

Instructions

  • Marinate 28 oz beef tenderloin with 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1/2 tbsp honey, 2 tsp brown sugar, 2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce, 1/2 tsp oyster sauce, 1/2 tsp fish sauce, 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp sriracha, and 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch for 10 minutes. Set aside.
  • Divide the marinated beef, 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil, and 4 oz yellow onion into 2 equal portions.
  • Preheat a large wok or skillet over high heat until very hot.
  • Add half the olive oil. When it begins to smoke, add half of the marinated beef cubes in an even layer. Sear for 30 seconds, shake, and toss the wok continuously.
  • Add half the yellow onion and keep stirring for 3 minutes until the beef cubes are nicely charred and medium-rare.
  • Set the browned beef aside and repeat the searing with the remaining portions of beef, olive oil, and onions.
  • Combine the 2 portions of beef in the wok.
  • Add 1 tbsp unsalted butter and 0.5 oz chopped scallions. Shake and stir vigorously for 30 seconds to allow the butter to melt with the meat.
  • Remove beef from the heat. Serve over 4 oz Carol lettuce, 4 oz cherry tomatoes, and 2 oz red onions. Garnish with 0.25 oz chopped fresh coriander and enjoy with side dishes of choice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 910mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 561IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 4mg