Vietnamese fillet of beef served with toasted sesame seeds

Vietnamese fillet of beef recipe

It’s got tenderness, crunch, and a whole lot of delicious flavour. Vietnamese fillet of beef served with toasted sesame seeds is a winning dish. Known as bit tet xao me in Vietnam, this is delicious with stir-fried rice.

To drink: Pair this with the opulent red and black berry notes and soft, well-integrated tannins of Thelema Mountain Vineyard’s Merlot 2005 – a strong match for the beef. 

Vietnamese fillet of beef served with toasted sesame seeds

Serves: 4-6
Cooking Time: 50 mins + extra for marinating

Ingredients

  • MARINADE

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) soy sauce
  • 20ml (4 tsp) fish sauce
  • 20ml (4 tsp) sesame oil
  • 20ml (4 tsp) sugar
  • 10ml (2 tsp) pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 red chillies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 500g beef fillet, thinly sliced
  • 20ml (4 tsp) oil
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) sesame seeds, toasted
  • chives, to garnish
  • stir-fried or steamed rice, to serve

Instructions

1

Combine all the ingredients well and stir in the fillet. Leave to marinate for 40 minutes or overnight in the fridge.

2

Heat the oil in a wok until hot and add the beef in batches. Stir-fry very quickly for about 1 minute.

3

Put the fillet on a serving plate, sprinkle with the sesame seeds and top with the chives. Serve with stir-fried or steamed rice while still hot.

 

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