Friday, April 11, 2008

Mess & Match: Stir Fried Black Pepper Beef Farfalle

I felt like messin' & matchin'. Hong Kong/Indonesian style black pepper beef stir fry with pasta. I remember I had a really good Asian infused black pepper beef pasta dish (which was much less of a mess) in Jakarta's Spaghetti House. Too bad I couldn't find the same in Hong Kong, so I've decided to mess it up myself. Living up to my notorious laziness, I threw my vegetables into the pasta stir fry altogether :)

(serves 4)
- approximately 1 pound of beef for stir frying
- 1 red bell pepper, core and seeds removed, thinly sliced
- 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 6 cloves of shallot, thinly sliced
- 1 large zucchini, halved and sliced into 5mm thick pieces
- 4 chicken sausage franks, slice into 3-4mm thick pieces (optional, I just have some leftover in my fridge hehe)
- half a packet of farfalle
- water for boiling
- olive oil, sesame oil (optional), butter
- salt, sugar, black pepper, soy sauce, fish sauce, kecap manis, oyster sauce, go the extra mile by adding sambal abc (if available)
- corn starch

Marinate beef pieces in black pepper, sesame oil, soy sauce, fish sauce, kecap manis, oyster sauce, sambal abc, 1 tbsp corn starch. In 1 tbsp olive oil, brown the chicken franks pieces, then add zucchini until almost cooked, sprinkle a bit of salt and sugar, set aside.

Don't wash the wok. Add two tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp butter, saute garlic, shallot, red bell pepper until fragrant, add beef pieces, stir fry until 3/4 cooked, add zucchini and chicken frank pieces, adjust taste by playing with sauces, add black pepper generously.

At the same time, cook pasta in another pot, follow the instructions in the packet, drain (keep the pasta water), pour pasta into the stir fried beef, mess 'em about, add pasta water to thicken, adjust taste if necessary, serve.

One heck of a mess, but still a perfect match.

Check out more delicious pasta recipes at Presto Pasta Nights


A.G said...

yuhu.... nek aku kentekan ide masak yo angger campur-campur hihihi...

Ruth Daniels said...

Looks very tasty to me. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Resto Mariena said...

Ritaaaaaaaaa...dah sembuh belum?
semoga udah yaaa...nih buktinya dah masak yg ehem ehem
pokoknya yg ada lada item nya pasti mantep. have a nice weekend ya say

KC said...

Don't call it a mess. Call it fusion! Looks absolutely delicious!

Salt & Turmeric said...

tht looks so good. i love stir fry beef too but somehow whe i made them, it doesn turned out too good. sigh..

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks good! I like this throw everything in pasta. :)

Kevin said...

That stir fried beef looks tasty!

TheSassyChef said...

I was just going to try a recipe with fish sauce AND black bean sauce. Hmm

rita bellnad said...

dari photonya *sniff...snifff....^_^*
kecium aroma black pepper...