Solo: Sweet Chilli Beef

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Solo: Sweet Chilli Beef

Sirloin, carrot and courgettes sauteed in honey, chili and fresh ginger. Served with jasmine rice, cashew nuts and fresh basil.

Ingredients to serve 1

  • 1 x sirloin steak
  • ½ tbsp x soy sauce
  • 1 sachet x honey
  • ½ x chillies – de-seed and slice finely
  • 10g x ginger – peel and grate finely
  • ½ clove x garlic – crush, peel and chop finely
  • ½ x lime
  • 10g x cashew nuts
  • ½ x carrot – peel & cut into matchsticks (½ cm)
  • ½ x courgette – cut into matchsticks (½ cm)
  • ½ x spring onion – slice thinly at an angle
  • 3g x basil – tear leaves, discard stalks
  • ¼ cup x jasmine rice
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & black pepper (from your pantry)


Step 1

Preparation: Prepare all ingredients as indicated above.

Step 2

Lime zest: Using the fine blade on a box grater, grate the skin of the lime to create lemon zest. Then cut the lime in half and juice.

Step 3

Steak prep: Slice the steak into thin strips. Using a very sharp knife, slice the steaks against the grain: this means cutting across (and not parallel to) the long parallel muscle fibres in the meat creating short fibres in each piece and delivering tender slices of meat.

Step 4

Rice: Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the rice and boil gently for 15 minutes on medium heat. Drain and keep warm in a colander over a saucepan of hot water.

Step 5

Sweet chilli sauce: Make the sauce by mixing these ingredients in a small bowl: soy sauce, honey, chillies, ginger, garlic, lime juice.

Step 6

Steak: Place a few glugs of olive oil in a large frying pan on high heat. When the pan is smoking hot, quickly brown the steak strips for about 1-2 minutes (for medium-rare). In last 30 seconds of cooking add ¼ of the sauce you made earlier. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Step 7

Veggies: Place the frying pan back on the stove on medium to high heat with a few more glugs of olive oil and another ¼ of the sauce you made earlier. When hot, sauté the carrots and courgettes for about 2 minutes. Now add back the steak strips and mix well.

Step 8

Serve the steak strips and veggies over the rice. Dress with rest of sauce, spring onion, basil and cashew nuts.