Shredded Beef & Almonds In Lettuce Cups
|Beef round eye steak/Flank steak / other beef||1 Pound, partially frozen|
|Dried shiitake mushrooms||3 Medium|
|Miso paste||1 Ounce (1 Heaping Tablespoon, Red Variety)|
|Vegetable oil||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Minced bamboo shoots||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Minced water chestnuts||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Green onions||6 Small, slivered|
|Slivered toasted blanched almonds||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Cornstarch||1⁄2 Teaspoon, mixed with 2 tablespoons water|
|Water||2 Tablespoon (For Mixing Cornstarch)|
|Bibb lettuce leaves||12 (Fresh)|
|Medium chinese soy sauce/Japanese soy sauce||3 Tablespoon|
|Dry white wine||1 Tablespoon|
|Sesame seed oil||1 Teaspoon|
|Black pepper||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Finely minced gingerroot||1 Teaspoon (Fresh)|
|Garlic clove||1 Large, finely minced|
|For crispy fried rice sticks|
|Dried rice sticks||1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm) (Thin, About 1/16-Inch-Thick)|
|Rice sticks||1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm) (Thin, About 1/16-Inch-Thick)|
|Peanut oil/Vegetable oil||6 Cup (96 tbs) (For Deep Frying)|
With a cleaver or other large sharp knife, slice beef across grain in thin slices.
Stack several slices and cut in matchstick shreds about 2-inches long.
Repeat with remaining slices.
Combine Marinade and beef until beef is coated.
Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 12 hours.
Remove beef from refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking.
In a medium-size bowl, cover mushrooms with warm water.
Soak 30 minutes or until needed.
Prepare Crispy Fried Rice Sticks.
Squeeze mushrooms dry; cut off and discard tough stems.
Cut mushrooms in thin shreds.
In a small bowl, thin miso paste with water.
Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat.
Add 1/2 of oil.
When oil is hot, add mushrooms, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, green onions, gingerroot and garlic.
Stir-fry 1 minute.
Remove vegetable mixture to a platter.Wipe wok clean and dry with paper towels; reheat over high heat.
Add remaining oil.
When oil is almost to smoking point, add beef.
Stir-fry 30 seconds.
Add thinned miso paste.
Continue stir-frying until beef is no longer pink and excess moisture has evaporated.
Add vegetable mixture and almonds to beef; combine well.
If a glaze is needed, reduce heat sightly.
Make a well in center of meat mixture; pour in cornstarch and water.
Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds or until thickened; combine with beef mixture.
Remove to a platter.
Spoon beef mixture into lettuce cups.
Sprinkle with Crispy Fried Rice Sticks.
Marinade: In a medium-size bowl, combine all ingredients.