Prep time: About 10 minutes
Wait time (for marinating): Minimum of 1 hour
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Calories per serving (4 servings): Only 155!
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
You must be going out on a date tonight or cooking something special for your loved ones. My husband and I traditionally do not celebrate so for today, I decided to make one of my favorites. Besides, it has been one heck of a work week so I decided to reward myself with this deliciousness!
Beef tapa is not just my favorite, but a Filipino favorite! I’m ecstatic to finally come up with a version that is really scrumptious yet a tad healthier than the alternative you can get at Filipino restaurants.
For this recipe, I used:
1 lb of Angus beef, shoulder steak thinly sliced
1 tbsp honey
1/3 cup light soy sauce
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Freshly ground black pepper, a dash
A dash of sea salt
Peanut oil for frying, about one tablespoon per serving
Slice the beef into 2 inch thin strips. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, garlic, apple cider vinegar, pepper and honey until the honey is well dissolved. Mix in the beef strips. Put in a ziplock bag or airtight container and marinate for at least one hour.
Fry beef strips in peanut oil in medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes. Easy, right?
Serve with brown rice or garlic fried rice and fried egg. Salted duck egg works very well too! I love spice so I dipped my cooked beef strips in Pinakurat (spiced vinegar). Pinakurat can be found in Asian stores, in the Filipino aisle 🙂
Hope you enjoy this dish!