I am sure you all know by now that I am a meat lover! Don’t get me wrong I like my vegetable too but, if you want to make me happy? Give me a big juicy piece of steak over a carrot stick any day. Now, before you all jump down my throat and tells me how good vegetable is for me and how much I need it in my life. I know all of that, and we do have our 5-10 a day every day but to me vegetables will always be a supporting act to my superstar steak.
So, steak! We enjoy a good steak in our house. I cooked a lovely steak with a Thai style Chimichurri for our anniversary a few years ago and it was so good that I had to put it in my cookbook. We are now on our 9th anniversary and as we were not able to get a babysitter and go out again this year! I thought I would cook him steak for dinner.
But I can’t cook him the same steak again and as much as I love cooking I am not great with making sauces at all (it’s on my must learn list) so what to do?
I resort to what I do best which is to make something up! Apart from steak he also loves Thai chilli and basil stir fried, what would happen if you were to put the two things together? I ask myself. I could do the stir fried as a sauce to go on top of my steak? And then the icing on the cake would be a crispy fried egg on top?
I did do just that and it was LEGEN = (wait for it) DARY.
We loved this dish and I hope you will love it too.
To serve 2, you will need:
2 Steak of your choice (my was Sirloins)
1 onion – slice
100g green beans – cut in to bite size pieces
2-3 bird eyes chilli (depending on how hot you like it)
1 red chilli – slice
1/2 pepper – slice
2 cloves garlic – peel
3tbs oyster sauce
11/2tbs soy sauce
1/2tbs dark soy sauce
5tbs vegetable oil
2 eggs (optional)
1handfull Thai basil (Kraphao)
In a pestle and mortar crush together the garlic and bird eyes chilli but not too crush that it turn in to a paste. You can use a knife to do this if you do not have a pestle and mortar.
Cook the steak to your liking and leave to rest. While the steak is resting, heat up the wok or frying pan to medium heat. Add in 1tbs vegetable oil then the chilli and garlic give it a quick stir then add in green beans, all the sauces and sugar. Give it a good stir adding in the water one spoon at a time if you find that it is too dry (you want it to be saucy). Add in the red chilli, onion, pepper and basil. Taste to your liking. This should take about 3 minutes to cook.
In a wok or frying pan heat up the remaining vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot and you do want it nice and hot otherwise your egg will not be crispy. Add in one egg using the spatula to splash the oil over the egg to cook the egg white. Remove once you can see the bottom of the egg is brown.
Pour the sauce on top of the steak and top with the crispy fried egg and serve with jasmine rice or chips.
Have the pan nice and hot
Have everything ready to hand.
Do not stew it! Keep the heat on high at all time it is all about fast cooking.