Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
A response for the "Recipe Request" board, this is not a recipe I'm familiar with. If you try it or have any information about the unusual contents, please feel free to comment! http://www.recipegal.com/entrees/Nashi-Beef-with-Macadamia.htm
- 3 nashi, peeled and cored
- 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 500 g filet of beef (thinly sliced-strips)
- 2 chokos
- 4 spring onions, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 2⁄3 cup macadamia halves
- 1⁄3 cup cold water
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- Cut the chokos under running cold water.
- remove peel and discard core.
- Cut into cubes and drop into boiling salted water for 5 minutes.
- Drain and cool.
- Cut nashi in to like sized cubes.
- Squeeze over lemon juice and combine with cooked chokos.
- Heat oil in wok and stir fry beef for a couple of minutes.
- Cook in several batches to allow beef to brown.
- Remove beef with a slotted spoon and fry the spring onions, garlic, ginger and macadamias on the same oil and juices for 1 minute.
- Combine the water, corn flour soy and chilli sauce and add to the pan along with the beef and stir until thickened.
- Add the chokos and nashi, stir just to mix and serve immediately.
- Garnish with sesame seeds.
This was an interesting experience, and resulted in a reasonably good meal. Nashi is the Japanese name for Asian pears, which are eaten crisp, not soft. They are in season now so I decided to make this. Although I found out a lot about choko online, I didn't find any at the supermarket. I used winter melon instead. I reduced the beef to 300 g because we like more vegetables than meat. I followed the other ingredients and amounts as well as I could, except for using homemade chicken stock in place of water. Next time I try something like this I will fry the nuts separately, as it was hard to get them cooked through without having the onion burn. I wasn't sure what kind of chili sauce was needed, so used Chinese chili bean sauce. I have been looking at this recipe for over a year. I'm glad I finally got to it. Thank you for posting it. (Originally posted Aug 15, 2004 - Spelling corrected and re-posted.)