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Pla Nuea Makreua Orn – Beef with Roasted Eggplant Recipe

Pla Nuea Makreua Orn - Beef with Roasted Eggplant Recipe

Pla Nuea Makreua Orn – Beef with Roasted Eggplant Recipe

Although freshly grilled beef is delightful when used for this dish, it is also an ideal way to use up any leftover roast or steak.

Ingredients :

  • 8 oz (225 g) Asian eggplants
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 10 oz (300 g) uncooked or cooked beef steak
  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup (20 g) mint leaves or coriander leaves (cilantro)

Sauce

  • 2-5 bird’s-eye chilies, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 11/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Method :

  1. Roast the eggplants under a broiler or on a grill, turning frequently, until the skins are blackened on all sides and the flesh is soft inside. Slice the eggplants in half, scoop out the flesh, discard the skins, and set aside.
  2. If using uncooked beef, add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan and saute the steak over high heat until brown on both sides, about 3 minutes.
  3. Fry the shallots in a separate pan in 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat until brown and crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  4. Thinly slice the beef steak, combine with the eggplant and the Sauce ingredients, and mix well. Top with the fried shallots and serve at room temperature with white rice.

Note : If Asian eggplants are unavailable, Mediterranean eggplants may be used. Cut the eggplants into bite-sized pieces and stir-fry in 2 tablespoons of oil over high heat in a skillet or wok.

Serves 4
Preparation time : 15 mins
Cooking time : 25 mins

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Source :
Authentic Recipes from Thailand
by Sven Krauss, Laurent Ganguillet and Vira Sanguanwong
photo by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
introduction by William Warren

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