Tamarind and lemongrass beef
Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Beef tastes great paired with the strong flavours of tamarind and lemongrass. This dish can be made in minutes- perfect for a speedy weekday supper. (For a more filling option try it with wholegrain noodles.) This meal is <a href=_http_/www.bbc.co.uk/food/collections/low-calorie_recipes__low.html calorie</a> and provides 232 kcal, 30g protein, 13.4g carbohydrate (of which 10.8g sugars), 6.3g fat (of which 1.7g saturates), 1.7g fibre and 0.8g salt per portion.
Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan, toss in the beef and cook over a high heat for 2-3 minutes.
Add the lemongrass, shallots and chillies and stir-fry for a 5 minutes, or until the meat is well browned.
Add the tamarind paste, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar and papaya and stir-fry for 4 minutes.
Divide between four bowls and serve.
- 1 tbsp oil
- 500g/1lb 2oz lean beef, cut into strips
- 2 lemongrass stalks, chopped
- 6 shallots, chopped
- 2 green chillies, chopped
- 3 tbsp tamarind paste
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tsp Thai fish sauce
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 200g/7oz shredded green papaya
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