Quick and tasty Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac) which you can make in less than 30 minutes!
For the marinade
For the Shaking Beef
In my family, we didn’t serve Vietnamese Shaking Beef with a dipping sauce, although a small bottle of soy sauce was never far away. But I have eaten this dish in some homes who serve it with a lime dipping sauce, which you can make by mixing together the juice of 1 lime (or lemon), 1 teaspoon of coarse sea salt and 2 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper.
COOKING FOR KIDS
If you are making this dish for kids, I recommend reducing the amount of pepper in the marinade. What I often do is stir-fry a small batch of beef for the kids and then set this aside for them. For the remaining beef (for the adults), I will add a generous amount of freshly ground pepper at the end of cooking.
WHICH TYPE OF SALAD TO USE
Vietnamese Shaking Beef is traditionally served on a bed of watercress. But you could also use common green salad leaves, or a mix of salad leaves.
To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.