Yield: 6 servings
4 from 5 votes

Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac)

Course: Dinner, Salad
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese

Ingredients

Marinade:

  • 1 1/2 lbs beef top sirloin (fat trimmed and cut into 1″ cubes)
  • 5 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp agave or sugar
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp thick soy sauce (or use low sodium soy sauce)

Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbs sugar (or agave)
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Dipping Sauce

  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper

Salad:

  • 1 small red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 4 cups watercress leaves or mixed baby greens
  • 2 to matoes (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tbsp canola oil (divided)

Instructions

  • Marinate steak at least 1 hour before cooking, or overnight for best results.
  • Combine garlic, oyster sauce, agave or sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil with the beef.
  • For the vinaigrette combine rice vinegar with salt and sugar. It should be a balance of sour, salty and sweet.
  • Thinly slice the red onion and use about 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette to pickle and set aside covered in fridge for about 10 minutes.
  • Prepare bed of greens and tomatoes in a serving platter and set aside.
  • Make dipping sauce by squeezing lime juice over salt and pepper in a small ramekin.
  • Heat a large wok or pan over high heat.
  • When very hot add 1/2 tbsp oil and when it begins to smoke, add an even layer of beef (half) and allow to sear for about 2 minutes, before “shaking” to sear the opposite sides for about another 1-2 minute more to brown all the sides.
  • Repeat this with the second batch of meat using the remainder of the oil.
  • Transfer beef to bed of watercress and tomatoes.
  • Drizzle remainder of the vinaigrette over the beef and greens and top with pickled red onions.
  • Serve with lime dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz beef + lettuce, onions, tomato, Calories: 268.9kcal, Carbohydrates: 16.6g, Protein: 27.3g, Fat: 10.1g, Sodium: 1451mg, Fiber: 0.9g, Sugar: 12g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 7