Melissa Hemsley's Filipino-style Steak and Onions
This is the Filipino version of steak and onions, known as bisteak. My mum grew up in Manila cooking it with kalamansi, a cross between a mandarin and a kumquat, but lemon makes a good substitute. This dish takes less than 10 minutes to cook, freeing up time to make a great side or two. Try Cauliflower or Broccoli Rice and maybe some Killer Kale or a load of lightly cooked spinach.
|2 tbsp||coconut oil or ghee|
|2||large onions, sliced into rings|
|500g||sirloin steak, cut into 5mm slices|
|1 tbsp||chickpea flour|
|3||garlic cloves, finely chopped|
|juice of 1 lemon|
|sea salt and black pepper|
1. Melt half the oil in a large, wide frying pan, add the onion rings and fry over a low-medium heat for about 3 minutes until softened slightly but still with a bit of bite, then set aside on a plate.
2. Dust the steak slices in flour and season with a little salt and pepper.
3. Melt the remaining oil in the same pan, add the steak pieces, in batches if necessary, and fry over a high heat for about 1 minute on each side, then transfer to the plate with the onion rings.
4. Fry the garlic in the pan for about 30 seconds. Add the lemon juice, tamari and a good pinch of pepper and simmer for 2 minutes.
5. Return the steak and onions to the pan to gently heat through for 30 seconds and then serve.