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B lc lắc - Shaking Beef



  • 1 pound of beef tenderloin or any tender cut of beef
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 10 shallots minced
  • 1 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon of canola oil
  • 4 cups of cleaned trimmed watercress or Boston lettuce leaves
  • 2 medium sweet onions thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons of vinegar + 1 teaspoon of fish sauce + 1 tablespoon of sugar


  • Cut the beef into 1-inch cubes. Marinate the beef in fish sauce, sugar, garlic, shallots, salt, black pepper and  olive oil. Mix 2 teaspoons of vinegar, 1 teaspoon of fish sauce, and 1 tablespoon of sugar; then pour over the slices of onion to make an onion pickle.

    Set aside
  • In a skillet or non-stick frying pan heat the canola oil.  Under high heat add the meat, shake the frying pan to brown the outside of the cubes, and fry the meat for 4-5 minutes until it's medium rare.

    Season to taste
  • Serve the beef on a platter of prepared watercress topped with the pickled onions.