Recipe: Tamarind Skirt Steak Stir Fry
- 1 lb. skirt steak, seasoned with salt and pepper and cut into 1/2-inch strips
- 1/4 cup liquid tamarind paste concentrate
- 1 tsp. dehydrated minced garlic
- 3 Tbsp. honey
- 4 tsp. soy sauce
- 4 tsp. yellow mustard seeds
- 4 tsp. cumin seeds
- 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 green poblano peppers (or similar), seeded and sliced
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 4 tsp. ground coriander
- crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
In a large re-sealable container, mix tamarind, garlic, honey and soy sauce to create a marinade. Add meat, coat thoroughly and marinate in refrigerator for 30 min. Meanwhile, in an 8-inch skillet over medium heat, dry roast mustard and cumin seeds just until aromatic, or until the seeds start to pop, about 1 to 3 min. Immediately transfer seeds to a small bowl so they will not continue to cook and burn. Next, heat vegetable oil in a wok over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, stir in peppers, onion and carrots. Cook for 4 to 5 min., stirring occasionally. Add steak and tamarind marinade, let steak brown on one side for 1 to 2 min., then stir in cumin, mustard and coriander. Brown other side for 1 to 2 min. for medium rare. Sprinkle in crushed red pepper if desired.
Serve over rice, noodles or a green salad.