Coconut-Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots Recipe
 
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This dish is yet another demonstration of how Siamese culinary wisdom employs just a few common household ingredients and basic cooking techniques to create a dish bearing a sophisticated flavor profile and pleasing textures.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 250 gr sun-dried salted beef
  • 2 cups coconut cream
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 2 cups fresh bamboo shoots, cut into thin juliennes
  • 1/2 cup galangal, cut into thin juliennes
  • 1 cup lemongrass, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup fresh long red chili pepper, cut into thin juliennes
  • 1/4 cup fresh long green chili pepper, cut into thin juliennes
  • 1/2 cup shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon palm sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind paste
  • 1 tablespoon kaffir lime leaves, cut into thin hair-thin juliennes
  • charcoal for grilling
Method
  1. Wash the sun-dried beef and pat it dry with paper towels. Charcoal-grill the beef over low heat until it is nicely caramelized.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  2. Slice the beef into bite-size pieces.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  3. Prepare three bowls with salt water.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  4. Julienne the fresh bamboo shoots; set aside, covered in salt water. Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  5. Thinly slice the lemongrass; set aside, covered in salt water.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  6. Julienne the galangal; set aside, covered in salt water. Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  7. Julienne the fresh green and red long chilies; set aside.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  8. Place a pot with half-thick coconut cream over medium-low heat, and add the beef.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  9. Bring to a boil, and simmer over low heat until the meat starts to soften. Add liquids if necessary.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  10. Add the bamboo shoots.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  11. Cook until the bamboo shoots are cooked, but still hold their crunchiness.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  12. Add the galangal and lemongrass.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  13. Add the fresh chilies.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  14. Keep simmering.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  15. Add the shallots.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  16. Keep simmering until the shallots soften; at this stage the meat should be soft enough, but still somewhat chewy. Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  17. Add coconut cream to improve the texture of the broth.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  18. Season with salt.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  19. Season with palm sugar.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  20. Season with tamarind paste.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
  21. Garnish with hair-thin julienned kaffir lime and serve.Coconut Braised Sun-Dried Salted Beef with Bamboo Shoots (แกงต้มกะทิเนื้อโคเค็ม ; gaaeng dtohm gathi neuua khoh khem)
Recipe by Thaifoodmaster at https://thaifoodmaster.com/thai_food_recipes/thai_soup_recipes/40625