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Bennett’s Weeping Tiger with Honey and Soy Pak Choi | Bennetts Butchers

Bennett’s Weeping Tiger with Honey and Soy Pak Choi

Ingredients

  • 1 x Weeping Tiger steak
  • 2 tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

 

For the vegetable stir fry

  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger peeled and sliced finely
  • 1 birds eye chilli finely
  • 2 cloves of garlic sliced finely
  • Half a bunch of spring onions sliced finely
  • 1 leek washed and sliced finely
  • 4 pak choi topped and separated
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. honey

Method

  • Before you start, remember to take your steak out of the fridge to allow it to come to room temperature.
  • When ready, place your frying pan on the heat and get it screaming hot. Add the oil
  • Add your steak to the pan butter side down first and cook to your liking. What you are looking for is a lovely brown caramel colour on the surface, but still tender inside. Use the rare to well done thumb test see Phil’s tips below to test your level of doneness.

  • Keep spooning over the melted butter during the cooking process.

  • Place the cooked steak onto a warm plate to rest for a few minutes, normally the resting time is just under the amount of time it took to cook the steak. When resting has finished its ready to serve.

  • Bring the same pan that you cooked the steak in up to a hot temperate add the sesame and vegetable oil then add the ginger, garlic, chilli, spring onions and leeks fry for around a minute until the oil has infused. Then add the pak choi, soy and honey cook for another minute the pak choi needs to be served crunchy.
  • To serve place the stir fried vegetables onto the plate, slice the tiger steak as thinly as you can cutting against the grain of the meat and arrange over the vegetables.

 

Phil’s top tips the amount of time that you need to cook your steaks will depend on the thickness of your steaks and how thoroughly you want your steaks to be cooked. Keep the heat on medium-high.

 
How to check for doneness

Check for rare steak. If you want your steak to be rare, touch your index finger and thumb together and feel the base of your thumb (about an inch below where it connects to your palm). Notice how it feels and then check your steak.

  • Compare the feeling of your hand to the feeling of the steak. If they feel the same way, then your steak should be done. If your steak feels like it is tenderer than your hand, keep cooking 

 

Check for medium-rare steak. If you want your steak to be medium-rare, touch your middle finger and thumb together and feel the base of your thumb (about an inch below where it connects to your palm). Notice how it feels and then check your steak. 

Compare the feeling of your hand to the feeling of the steak. If they feel the same way, then your steak should be done. If your steak feels like it is tenderer than your hand, keep cooking

Check for medium steak. If you want your steak to be medium, touch your ring finger and thumb together and feel the base of your thumb (about an inch below where it connects to your palm). Notice how it feels and then check your steak. 

Compare the feeling of your hand to the feeling of the steak. If they feel the same way, then your steak should be done. If your steak feels like it is tenderer than your hand, keep cooking

Check for well-done steak. Touch your little finger and thumb together. If you want your steak to be well done, you will need to touch your little finger and thumb together and feel the base of your thumb (about an inch below where it connects to your palm). Notice how it feels and then check your steak. 

Compare the feeling of your hand to the feeling of the steak. If they feel the same way, then your steak should be done. If your steak feels like it is tenderer than your hand, keep cooking 

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