Quick-Cooked Beef And Vegetables wtith Shirataki Noodles

Quick-Cooked Beef And Vegetables with Shirataki Noodles
Recipe type: Beef
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds tender steak in one piece
  • 12 spring onions
  • 1 small can winter bamboo shoots
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms
  • 2 medium onions
  • 8 ounces fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 small white Chinese cabbage
  • 1 -8 ounce package Shirataki Noodles
  • 6 pieces tofu, optional
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • soy sauce
  • sugar
  • sake
  • beef stock
  • 6 eggs, optional
Instructions
  1. For this dish, choose well-marbeled steak - Scotch fillet is ideal.
  2. Freeze the steak for an hour or until just firm enough to cut in very thin slices.
  3. Wash and trim spring onions and cut into bite-size lengths using part of the green portion as well as the white.
  4. Drain bamboo shoots and slice thinly.
  5. Clean mushrooms and cut in halves or quarters according to size.
  6. Peel and cut onions in eighths.
  7. Wash bean sprouts and remove brown tails.
  8. Wash Chinese cabbage and cut into bite-size pieces, discarding any tough leaves.
  9. Drain the Shirataki Noodles. Rinse under hot water . Rinse well. Place on paper towels to dry. Using kitchen shears, cut the Shirataki into bite size pieces.
  10. Heat a heavy frying pan and rub over with beef suet until well greased.
  11. Add half of each vegetable to the pan and fry on high heat for a minute or two until slightly soft.
  12. Push to side of pan and add slices of meat in one layer.
  13. When cooked on one side (this should not take long because meat is so thinly sliced) turn and cook other side.
  14. Sprinkle with soy sauce, sugar and sake to taste, add a little stock to moisten all the meat and vegetables. mix in noodles and tofu (if used) and heat through.
  15. Serve immediately, each person helping himself from the pan.
  16. Traditionally, each diner breaks an egg into his bowl and beats it lightly with chopsticks, then dips the hot food in it before eating, but some prefer to omit this step.
  17. Serve hot white rice with this dish.
  18. More ingredients are added to the pan and cooked only after the first batch has been eaten and guests are ready for second helpings.
  19. Add more stock, sauce, sake and sugar to pan and simmer ingredients as required.

Beef Sukiyaki with Spaghetti Shirataki

Beef Sukiyaki with Spaghetti Shirataki
Recipe type: Beef
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound roast beef -- very thinly sliced
  • 1 cup bamboo shoots
  • 1 onion -- sliced
  • 2 leeks -- chopped into bite -- sized pieces
  • 4 large mushrooms -- chopped into bite sized pieces
  • ¼ head sliced Chinese cabbage
  • a few leaves of spinach
  • ¼ pound cubed tofu
  • 1 cup shirataki spaghetti
  • ½ cup soy sauce diluted with ½ pint water with 1 tablespoon sugar
Instructions
  1. Drain the Shirataki Noodles. Rinse under warm water . Rinse well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. In a little oil, quickly fry the beef and then add the vegetables in the order listed, waiting until one begins to soften before adding the next.
  3. After a minute gently pour in the diluted soy sauce to taste.
  4. Serve when the sauce begins to bubble.
  5. Serve over a bed of Shirataki Noodles

Shirataki Sukiyaki

Shirataki Sukiyaki
Recipe type: Beef
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Ingredients
  • 1 piece beef suet, about 2" x 2" x ½" (enough to lightly grease hot pan)
  • 1 pound lean beef, sliced paper-thin across the grain, then cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2" lengths, both white and green parts or 1 large white onion, peeled, halved and sliced thick
  • 1 block of fresh tofu, cut into bite sized squares
  • 1(12 ounce) Angel Hair Shirataki
  • 1(16 ounce) can of bamboo shoots, sliced thin
  • ½ pound fresh bean sprouts
  • 8 fresh brown mushrooms, sliced about ¼" thick
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Sake Mirin or dry sherry
  • SAUCE:
  • Combine the soy sauce, sugar, water and mirin in a bowl or pitcher. Stir well, set aside for cooking/serving.
Instructions
  1. Drain the Shirataki Noodles. Rinse under warm water . Rinse well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. Heat skillet until the suet sizzles when it touches. If the suet does not sizzle, remove it and heat the pan further.
  3. Move the suet around the pan, putting a coat of oil over the whole surface.
  4. Place about ⅓ of the sliced beef in a corner of the pan, mix it about a bit to brown for about 1 minute.
  5. Add the vegetables, ⅓ of each in their own 'corner' of the pan, except the scallions.
  6. Pour sauce over these but not so much that the vegetables are swimming (about ½ the sauce). Bubble for 4-5 minutes, gently turn everything over and place scallions on top in a neat pile.
  7. Bubble 4-5 minutes more and it is ready to serve.
  8. Carefully place ¼ of the meat in each person's bowl. Then immerse the scallions in the pocket you have just created in the skillet.
  9. Serve the other ingredients and by the time you have served all, the onions/scallions should be wilted and cooked just right.
  10. Spoon a bit of sauce over all. Start the next batch of sukiyaki when the first half of the dish has been served.
  11. Serve over a bed of Shirataki Noodles