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Five Spice Beef

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  Beef shin 1 1⁄2 Pound, cut into 2-3 long strips (750 Grams)
  Spring onion 3 , each tied into a knot
  Ginger root 4 (Unpeeled)
  Chinese spirit/Brandy 4 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Light soy sauce 4 Tablespoon
  Dark soy sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Five spice powder 1 Tablespoon
  Rock candy/Crystal sugar 4 Ounce (125 Grams)
  Chicken pieces 2 3⁄4 Pound (1.25 Kilogram, Excluding Breastmeat)
  Pork spareribs 2 3⁄4 Pound (1.25 Kilogram)
  Basic stock 2 1⁄2 Pint (1.5 Liter)
  Water 12 Pint (7 Liter)
  Ginger root 4 Large, unpeeled and crushed
  Spring onion 4 , each tied into a knot
  Chinese rice wine/Dry sherry 4 Tablespoon
  Spring onions 1 Tablespoon, finely chopped (For Garnish)
  Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon (For Garnish)

Basic stock : 1) Trim off the excess fat from the chicken pieces and pork spare-ribs.
2) In a large pot, place the chicken and pork with the cold water, ginger and spring onions.
3) Bring to a boil and skim off the surface scum.
4) Then simmer, uncovered over a low heat for at least 2-3 hours, until the liquid is reduced by about 1/3.
5) Strain the stock, discard the chicken and pork pieces, ginger and spring onions.
6) Stir in the wine, return to a boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Stock is ready for use.
7) In a pot, place the beef with the spring onions, ginger, brandy and basic stock.
8) Bring to a boil, skim off the surface scum, simmer, covered over a low heat for 20-25 minutes.
9) Stir in the salt, soy sauces, spice and sugar, return to a boil, then simmer, covered for another 25-30 minutes.
10) Remove the beef, allow to cool and thinly slice the beef across the grain just before serving.
11) Strain the 'gravy', allow to cool and then refrigerate and use later as a 'Master Gravy'.

12) Arrange the Five Spice Beef on a plate, garnish with finely chopped spring onions and sesame oil and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
240 Minutes
Ready In: 
270 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1887 Calories from Fat 940

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 105 g161.3%

Saturated Fat 37.9 g189.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 538.3 mg179.4%

Sodium 3300.1 mg137.5%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.9%

Sugars 23.5 g

Protein 166 g331.3%

Vitamin A 9.7% Vitamin C 29.4%

Calcium 24.6% Iron 57.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Five Spice Beef Recipe