Vietnamese cuisine is a tantalizing blend of flavors, colors, and textures that captivates the palate. At Fix Hot Sauce, we’re no strangers to exploring the nuances of global cuisines, and Vietnamese food holds a special place in our hearts. From the comforting bowls of pho to the crispy banh mi sandwiches, Vietnamese dishes offer something unique for every type of eater.
One dish that’s not as widely recognized but incredibly satisfying is Vietnamese Shaking Beef, or Bò Lúc Lắc. This enticing recipe features tender cubes of beef that are marinated in a medley of aromatic spices and sauces. They’re then quickly seared to lock in flavor and served over a bed of crisp salad greens. Shaking Beef perfectly embodies the Vietnamese approach to balance—savory meat, fresh vegetables, and a hint of spice to tie it all together.
If you’re a meat lover, an explorer of international cuisines, or simply someone who enjoys a well-cooked meal, this dish is a must-try. It’s a straightforward recipe, but the results are nothing short of extraordinary. So join us as we dive into the art of making Vietnamese Shaking Beef!
Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bò Lúc Lắc)
Step 1) Start with cutting the ribeye into cubes and set aside in a large mixing bowl.
Step 2) Marinade the meat by combining all of the spices and sauces into the mixing bowl with the meat. Make sure to mix well, cover, and place into the refrigerator for at least 1 to 24 hours (longer the better for best results).
Step 3) Prep the bell peppers and the red onion by cutting them into chunks (a bit smaller than the meat). Set aside for later use.
Step 4) Heat the wok over medium-high heat (adjust the temperature based on your stove if needed), add olive oil and start searing the meat in batches (2-3 minutes on all sides).
Step 5) Once that is completed, place all of the meat back into the wok. Pour the Hennessy into the wok to caramelize the meat. Then remove the meat again into a bowl for later use.
Step 6) Using the same wok, pour olive oil into the pan. Add the red onions and cook for a minute or so. Then add the red and green bell peppers into the pan with the red onions and cook for two to three minutes.
Step 7) Then add the cooked meat and butter into the pan and stir for another 5 minutes or so.
Step 8) Once done, add the meat and veggies onto a bed of salad greens. Enjoy with a side of rice!