Friday, September 5, 2014

Grilled Beef Wrapped in Creek Premna Leaves (Thit Bo Cuon La Cach)





Grilled Beef Wrapped in Creek Premna Leaves (Thit Bo Cuon La Cach)




Ingredients:
1 lb. Ground Beef
Creek Premna Leaves
2 Tbsp. chopped Shallots
1/4 cup chopped Onion
1 tsp. Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
1 Tbsp. Oyster Sauce
1/2 cup minced Lemongrass
1 Tbsp. minced Garlic
1/3 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Olive Oil
Scallion Oil
Crushed Roast Peanuts

Chop some Shallots, you need about 2 Tablespoons. Chop some Onion, you need about 1/4 cup. put into a bowl and set aside.
To marinate the Beef, put 1 lb. Ground Beef into a bowl.
Add 2 Tbsp. chopped Shallots. Add 1 Tbsp. minced Garlic. Add 1/4 cup chopped Onion. Add 1/2 cup minced Lemongrass.
Add 1 tsp. Soy Sauce.  Add 1 Tbsp. Oyster Sauce. Add 1 Tbsp. Sesame Oil. Add 1/3 tsp. Salt.  Add 1 tsp. Sugar.
Add 1 tsp. Olive Oil. Mix well.  Cover with plastic wrap and let it marinate for 1 hour.
We will be wrapping it in Creek Premna Leaves, which is La Cach in Vietnamese.  These leaves came from our garden, but you can purchase them at some Asian Market. 
If you can't find them you can also use Betel Leaf or Grape Leaf. Remember to wash and rinse them before using. 
Have your leaves and marinated Beef ready. To start wrapping, place one leaf facing down. Put some beef on the leaf and roll.  Use a toothpick hold it together.
When you're done wrapping them.  Have your grill ready.  Grill until cooked.  This process should take only a few minutes. 
To serve, spread some Scallion Oil and sprinkle some Crushed Roast Peanuts.   Have a small bowl of Dipping Fish Sauce to dip it in and enjoy.

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