I have been really into Indian and Thai food lately, so I have been doing some experimenting. This beef dish is spicy but the coconut milk mellows it out, I really recommend it since stew beef is a very reasonably priced red meat.
Lets get our ingredients together!
You will need some beef broth and some coconut milk, get those and put them aside for later.
I had some random onion parts in the fridge
Dice them up
Coriander, I crush it up using the jar it is stored in.
One dried red chile
yellow mustard seeds
I have white pepper, if you don't you can use regular black pepper
put all the spices in a bowl
Add some coconut milk, this is canned unsweetened coconut milk that you can probably find these days in most grocery stores.
make a spicy paste by mixing it up
get some garlic and mince it up
and grab some oil. I like to use peanut oil when I am making Asian and Indian food.
get the oil in a dutch oven or a large pan
Drop in the onions and garlic and get them cooking
while that cooks, grab your beef and season it with salt and pepper
mm the garlic and onion is smelling delicious
add in the spice paste we made and take a good sniffy sniff, it smells AMAZING!
add in your beef
get your beef broth in and give it a stir
cover it and let it simmer on low for about an hour and a half. Go read a book!
After it has cooked and your beef is nice and tender pour in the coconut milk.
give it a stir and let it simmer and reduce down.
I served this over delicious and nutty brown rice. You could also serve it over egg noodles.
This is spicy and so rich. The coconut milk gives such a unique flavor, but don't worry it is NOT sweet. The coconut milk is unsweetened so it just brings a rich and special flavor to this easy dish.