One of my favorite things about cooking Asian-inspired food is a lot of the dishes I enjoy are gluten free and dairy free. Especially when you use liquid aminos in place of soy sauce (most grocery store soy sauce contains wheat). You can serve it to your friends and family, and they’ll never realize they’re eating a gluten free/dairy free meal. They’ll just ask you for the recipe while piling their plates high — the ultimate compliment for any cook. 🙂
Crispy sesame beef is SO GOOD. I mean, is there anything better than crunching into a crisp exterior only to reveal tender, melt-in-your mouth beef inside? Not to mention, I love the way the meat sizzles in the skillet as it’s cooking to perfection, filling the kitchen with its yumminess.
Since I’ve started velveting the meat, I’ve never looked back. It’s such a simple process and the result is well worth the ten minutes it takes to let it sit in its tenderizing goodness. (Velveting is basically just letting the thinly sliced meat marinate in wine, liquid amino, and cornstarch. The recipe is included below.)
Trust me. You’ll be glad you tried it when you steal a few pieces of beef while the noodles or rice is cooking.
For my version of crispy sesame beef I love serving it over rice pad thai noodles. I set a pot of water to boil for the noodles and get to work slicing my steak, then prep the sesame sauce. The crispness of the meat combined with the soft noodles adds a fantastic textural element that I can’t get enough of. You can serve yours over white or fried rice, or even on fajita wraps to jazz up your beef fajitas, or over nachos.
There’s really no wrong way to eat or serve this crispy treat, so the only limit is your imagination! Make sure you have green onions on hand and some toasted sesame seeds. No matter which way you decide to serve it, you’ll want the garnish to finish it off nicely.
Here’s what you’ll need to make crispy sesame beef tonight:
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