Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wagyu Beef & Shredded Mango Pickle

I bought this thin slices of Australia wagyu beef last Thu from Jusco 1U during its member sales, quite a good buy. I'd been wanted to try this wagyu beef due to the 'snowy' fat it have, just look at those slices.

I thot of using it for shabu-shabu, but the weather is to too hot to eat shabu-shabu, thus I turned it into a cold dish that we enjoyed very much.

Those shredded stuffs underneath the beef are mango pickle. I bought 2 Indian mangoes last Tue, cut it yesterday, thot of packed it into little girl's bento, but they r way too raw & sour, in order not to waste it, I pickled them with sugar.

This dish is very simple, other than the time used in pickling the mango, it can be ready in less than 15 minutes!

Mango Pickle
  1. julienne 1/4 of mango, it's ok if u cut them into thick strips
  2. rub a dash of salt into mango, let rest for 5 minutes
  3. spoon in 1 tbsp of sugar (u may put in more sugar if u prefer a sweeter version), mix well
  4. put into fridge for at least 30 minutes
To cook the wagyu beef:
  1. bring a pot of water to boil
  2. take a piece of wagyu beef with chopstick, place into boing water, using chopstick to stir the beef for 5 sections
  3. bring beef out from boing water, quickly place it into ice water (with ice cubes) to stop it from further cooking
  4. repeat step 2 and 3 with the rest of wagyu beef
Finally, place mango pickles on plate, follow with cooked wagyu beef, u may drizzle some sesame dressing on the beef but I used a Taiwanese garlic sauce this time.

Hubby and little girl love this dish. Little girl don fancy the garlic sauce thus I let her had it with sesame dressing, she ate about 4 or 5 pieces of the beef! With the mango pickles, this dish is very appetizing, u won't feel guilty of having so much meat ;p


Emily said...

Wow! the mango pickle sounds YUMMS... have been enjoyed pickled mangos quite a bit last week!

kel said...

Oh ya, I love it too!


wagyu beef! never would have thot of even checking the price during sale .. too expensive! Was it really a good buy?

kel said...

Yes, Family First, the box I had cost me about RM11 only! I'd been wanted to try it so much, but due to the price, I always hold myself back, ;p