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Lemongrass Beef Meal Soup

very easy


star anise
cases of vegetable oil
450 g (1lb)
braising beef, cut into 2cm cubes
1 C.
1 pinch
of ground pepper
2 tbsp
of sugar
2 garlic
cloves, crushed
900 ml (3 3 / 4t)
chicken broth
stems of lemongrass, crushed with the side of a knife and cut into pieces of more or less 2 cm
onion, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp
of fish sauce
1 Tbsp
of soy sauce
2 tbsp
of Vietnamese curry powder
2 tbsp.
sambal oelek
carrots, peeled, cut into 2 cm rounds, blanched
1 cup
of water
A package
of cooked pho-style rice noodles according to the package
Herbs of your choice and bean sprouts for garnish


Step 1
In a skillet over medium heat, roast the anise stars for 3 minutes. Book.
Step 2
In a bowl, season the beef cubes with salt, pepper and sugar. Add a crushed garlic clove and 1 Tbsp of oil Marinate in the refrigerator for a good half an hour. Meanwhile, heat the chicken broth and lemongrass over medium heat in a pot.
Step 3
In a heavy-bottomed casserole dish, heat the oil and add the remaining clove of garlic and the onion. Mix well, then add the marinated beef cubes. Cook for 5 minutes over medium heat. Pour in the hot broth with the lemongrass. Also add the fish sauce and soy sauce. Lower the heat, cover and cook for at least half an hour, skimming from time to time.
Step 4
Finally add the star anise, curry, sambal oelek, carrots and a cup of water and continue cooking for an additional hour.
Step 5
Put the vermicelli into individual bowls.
Step 6
Pour the broth into the bowls and garnish with the herbs and bean sprouts.


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