Stir fried beef wouldn't be my first choice, my mum had a tendency to overcook beef when stir frying it and the chewy strips (sorry mum, you make some lovely food too) have haunted me since. Watching Jamie Oliver's show last week though the beef stir fry they were teaching each other caught the girlfriend's eye and a request was put in. Over the couple of days between the show and the weekend the request metamorphosed into a Thai beef dish and here's where we ended up.
This is a really simple dish and as much as it looked tasty I was slightly dubious before it went in the pan. The sauce contained a lot of palm sugar and I worried that without some lime to make this sweet-sour it would be a bit too much. I resisted the urge to alter the recipe though and was rewarded with a fantastic dish that wasn't at all overly sweet - hot and fragrant with Thai basil and garlic and the deep savoury Thai flavour only fish sauce impart. We destroyed the 450gr of beef (supposedly for 3-4 people) with no trouble.