Turmeric and Cinnamon Beef

Turmeric and Cinnamon Beef

Prep / Cook / Total    -    5 / 60 / 65min


• 40 gram dried shiitake mushrooms,
stalks removed after soaking
• 1 cup (250ml) boiling water
• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 2 onions, sliced
• 2 clove garlic, crushed
• 1 teaspoon turmeric
• 2 cinnamon sticks
• 750 gram blade steak, sliced
• 400 ml can coconut cream
• 2 tablespoon fish sauce
• 1 tablespoon brown sugar
• crushed peanuts, to serve


Step 1. Place mushrooms in a heatproof bowl with boiling water. Stand for 15 minutes. Drain, but keep liquid. Halve mushrooms and remove stalks.

Step 2. Heat oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan on medium. Saute onions, garlic, turmeric and cinnamon sticks for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3. Add steak and mushrooms. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes, until beef has browned. Stir in coconut cream, 1/2 cup mushroom liquid, fish sauce and sugar.

Step 4. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 50-60 minutes, until sauce is thick and meat is tender. If sauce becomes too thick, stir in remaining mushroom liquid. Top with peanuts and serve.


Editor’s Note
“Shiitake  mushrooms are valued for their rich, savoury taste, with compounds that fight cancer and boost immunity.”

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