Friday, July 9, 2010

Tomato Beef

We love tomato beef! Growing up, this dish would appear on the dinner table at least once a week, a memory of deliciousness and comfort.
 It is perfect with fluffy white rice, the sauce savory and a little sweet. For this dish we insist on the best ingredients since it is so simple. If possible use heirloom tomatoes, Chinese fermented black beans and garlic and organic beef.

4 medium tomatoes sliced in wedges
1 lb flank steak sliced
2 tablespoons chinese cooking wine
2 tablespoons soy sauce
4 slices ginger
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon fermented black beans - Dau Si (soaked in water for 15 mins)
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
slurry of 1 teaspoon cornstarch and some water

  • marinade flank steak in cooking wine and soy sauce for 20 mins
  • wok on high heat, brown steak in a little oil for a few minutes, remove
  • add garlic, ginger and black beans sautee for a few mins
  • add tomatoes and cook down until soft
  • add brown sugar
  • return beef and add cornstarch slurry a little a time until thickness of sauce desired
  • add salt or soy sauce to taste


Cajun Chef Ryan said...

The Tomato Beef looks great, something I think that my mom used to make when I was just a child!

Bon appetit!

Magic of Spice said...

This looks great, love the sauce:)

Belinda @zomppa said...

What a great dish. Love fermented black bean and it's such a great combination with tomato!

Bananee said...

Blaan steak.

Monet said...

Agreed...this dish looks great. I also think fermented black bean is delicious!

Le said...

Ooo this sounds so yummy :) I love feel good homely dishes like these

Jean said...

Yum, your tomato beef looks great. Seems easy to make too. Thanks for the recipe. :-)

Tastes of Home said...

definitely sounds tasty! food can really bring back so many memories :)