Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Do you have errands to run on a busy Saturday? Make this easy beef curry. Slice beef and place in marinade before you leave the house, it will be ready for cooking when you return home. Serve over rice that has a handful of baby green peas added to the rice, or make Pita sandwiches.
1 lb. chuck steak, thinly sliced against grain*
1 large onion, medium sliced
1 tblspn white vinegar
3 tblspn dark soy sauce
1 tblspn curry powder*
1-1/2 tblspn fresh ginger, finely minced
4 or 5 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tblspn vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste
In small bowl make marinade of curry powder, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and ginger; stir to mix. Pour marinade mixture over sliced beef that has been place in a large pan or bowl. Marinate at least 45 minutes to an hour.
Remove beef from marinade and place on paper towels to remove some of the liquid. Heat oil in skillet, then add onions and saute until they are transparent. Add beef to pan and cook until tender. Serve over rice or in Pita bread.
Makes 4 servings
*You can make use this recipe to make chicken curry. Use light soy sauce instead of dark.
*I used to use Indi brand Special Madras curry powder, which I believe is a Guyanese curry.
*Make your sandwich interesting, add a dollop of sour cream and finely sliced leeks to the topping mix.
Cool Cucumber Salad Recipe
Cucumber salad is a good side with hot or spicy meal.
2 large cucumbers, peeled, seeds removed and sliced thinly*
1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated
3/4 cup sour cream
3 radishes, thinly sliced
2 tbspn cider vinegar
1-1/2 tbspn sugar
Salt and pepper to taste.*
Combine the cucumber, radish and red onion slices; mix together the remaining ingredients and pour over the vegetables. Chill for at least two hours.
Makes 3 to 4 servings.
*If you buy seedless or English cucumbers, you will get more for your money and no seeds. These cucumbers seem to have less water, perhaps because there are no pulpy seeds. Also, if you buy English cucumber only one may be necessary as they grow very long.
*Freshly grated black pepper takes this simple salad up a notch.