Stir-fried spicy beef with basil from How to Cook Everything, Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food (page 719) by Mark Bittman

  • soy sauce
  • basil
  • beef flank steaks
  • garlic
  • limes
  • peanut oil
  • dried red pepper flakes
  • EYB Comments

    Can substitute nam pla for soy sauce; and beef sirloin steak, pork shoulder, pork leg, lamb shoulder, lamb legs, or chicken for beef flank steaks.

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  • Eat Your Books

    Can substitute nam pla for soy sauce; and beef sirloin steak, pork shoulder, pork leg, lamb shoulder, lamb legs, or chicken for beef flank steaks.

  • sir_ken_g on June 10, 2016

    A classic that Bittman improves by marinating the beef and basil together. It would be even better if additional basil was added just after it came off the stove,

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