For our newbies, the KFB foodie talk column - handled by Dobby of Dobbysignature - is basically for ladies and 'guys' that are interested in learning how to cook better ;).
Cooking beef anytime soon? Here's a fun pasa pasa way to make it really appetizing. It's so tasty and tender, you might never want to cook beef any other way again. I must confess, the first time i tried this was at one of these hip naija restaurants and i fell in love with it immediately. Since then, i've been making it and serving it with potato, rice of different variants i.e jollof, fried, coconut, Yam and a host of others. What makes this stand out is the overpowering flavor of the ginger which you can't help but notice. So what's in this, simply beef, a few seasonings, carrot, cucumber and that's just about it. If you've got tomato, toss that in the mix too and lunch is served.
How to make Shredded ginger beef
• Prep time: 20 mins
• Cook time: 40 minutes
• Total time: 1 hour
• Misc: Serve hot
• 1lb (pound) boneless Beef
• 1 medium sized Ginger
• 6 cloves Garlic
• 1 medium sized Onion
• 1 tsp. Rosemary
• 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
• 2 tbsp. chili pepper - ground
• 2 seasoning cubes
• Salt to taste
• 2 cups Cucumber (optional)- diced
• 1 cup Carrot (optional)- diced
Directions:::Step 1: Slice the beef into small stripes, rinse and place in a pot. Add salt to taste, nutmeg, rosemary, crushed seasoning, onion and ginger.
Step 3: Add the minced garlic, pepper and extra minced ginger if you want to have a stronger taste of ginger and cook further for 7 minutes.
Step 4: Turn down the heat and add the diced cucumber and carrot. leave to simmer for 3 minutes on low heat then turn off the burner. Serve as a side dish with rice, yam, potato or whatever you want.