Sunday, February 8, 2009

Japanese Beef Curry

2 TBS olive or canola oil
1 large onion, cut in half, then thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced

1.5 good grade beef, cut into 1/4 inch slices, then 1/2 inch chunks, all fat removed (I usually grab a nice sirloin)

1 c. beef broth
1-8oz can tomato paste
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp star anise
1 bay leaf

1 TBS unbleached flour dissolved in 1/4 c. water

3/4 c. baby carrots, sliced
3 medium baking potatoes, peeled, cubed

3/4 c. petite green peas
3 TBS green curry paste

Heat olive oil in 4 qt. Dutch oven (or other large, heavy saucepan)over medium heat. Add onions & saute until they just become translucent. Add garlic, saute for one minute. Add beef & brown lightly.

Pour in beef broth, tomato paste and seasonings. Bring to boil, then reduce to a light simmer. Cook, covered, for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in flour roux until well combined. Add carrots and potatoes. Simmer, covered, for an additional 1/2 hour, or until vegetables are tender.

Stir in peas & curry paste. Simmer for 10 minutes more.

Serve with hot rice.

3 comments:

Lo said...

Mmm... great use for star anise. Gotta write this down!

Jon Wieber said...

If this is the same stuff I had when I was over at your lovely home, I'm going to make it.

Yes, Star anise.. mmm.. Do you used ground?

What do you recommend to make it insanely spice, by the way? ;]

You can just respond to this on Facebook.

Jon Wieber said...

I mean Spicy* ;]