Wet, wintery weekend.


Saturday was not terribly conducive to working out in the garden so I thought a dish of tasty Vietnamese nosh was in order. I referred to the cook book we got from the Gioan Family Cooking Class while in Hoi An Vietnam and promptly did some basic translating!

I had picked some lemongrass and even though it was a bit woody it served the purpose of adding traditional flavour to the dish. I mixed up the marinade using the tomato, lemon grass, spices, chilli sauce as I didn’t have any paste,  for ‘2 tomato Blender’ I used 2 tablespoons of tomato paste thinned with some chicken stock (I will reduce to 1 next time). Didn’t worry about the condensed milk.

I separately stir fried some onion, snow peas, carrot and red capsicum in a dash of sesame oil and some chicken stock. This was then added to the beef stir fry when nearly cooked.

I added approx 2/3 cup water with some potato starch mixed in and also threw in some tip shoots off the broad bean plants. Because there was a fairly strong tomato overtone I also added a generous tablespoon of fish sauce. Served with some rice steamed with turmeric (1 tspn to 1 cup). All in all not too shabby!

About fergie51

Sourdough baker, teacher, eater and student. Sustainable living advocate and passionate food grower. Conduct sourdough baking classes at my home and administrator of Facebook support page for Australian & New Zealand sourdough bakers.
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2 Responses to Wet, wintery weekend.

  1. sybaritica says:

    Very nice… and the rice really looks great!


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