Star anise marinated beef
( SERVES 6 )
If you’re going to eat meat, offal and unusual cuts should not be overlooked.
- Cut the meat (trimmed of fat and sinew) into 2 strips lengthwise. Heat the oil in a frying pan until very hot, then brown the strips on all sides. Drain on paper towels. Put the remaining ingredients (water, soy sauce, wine, sugar, anise, cinnamon, strip of orange rind ginger and finely sliced onion) into a wide saucepan and bring to a simmer.
- Add the beef strips and simmer very slowly over a low heat for 90 minutes or until the beef is tender. Cool in the liquid. Refrigerate until needed.
- To serve, take the meat from the broth, and cut across the grain into neat slices. Arrange the meat on a serving platter with Fennel, Bean and Snowpea Salad and pour salad dressing over to keep the meat moist.