Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Beef & Braised Spinach/Vyen Bef, Epina, diri blanc a sous pwa noir


Warning: The smell will have your neighbors knocking on your door because it smells so gooooood.

Beef and green go so well together. Surprisingly, there are 3 different types of spinach. Not to mention, Spinach is high in nutritional value ranging from iron, calcium, fiber, zinc, vitamin A, D, E and the list goes on. Today dish will be a simple braised spinach with beef chunks, hmmmm. My bf loves this dish.

Let's get started.

Cleaned and marinated beef chunks
Ingredients:

1 1/2lbs of stew beef chunks
1 sour orange (sliced in half and juiced)
1 tablespoon of vinegar
1 tablespoon of salt
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
2 tablespoon of epis
1 tablespoon of pepper
1/4 cup of parsley (chopped)
1/4 cup onions (chopped)
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
2 cups of boiling hot water
20oz of spinach (2 pre-packaged bags)





How to prepare the beef:

In the sink, rub beef chunks with oranges then rinse with hot water. Drain then add vinegar, orange juice, salt, epis, pepper, parsley, onions and mix with hands. Let marinade for 30 minutes to 24 hours.

Recipe:

In a large/medium sized 5 or 6 quart pan, heat oil at high temperature. Drain marinade from beef and set aside, the add chunks to hot oil and brown (Tip: do not brown too much, meat will get tough). Once browned add marinade and spinach, then cover the pot. Check back in 5 minutes, stir and lower temperature. Spinach will be done once it turned to a dark green color. Serve with rice or boiled plantain.

12 comments:

  1. can you just buy the sour orange in a bottle and if so, how much do you use for this recipe? also can the beef be replaced with oxtail or turkey necks?

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  2. Also could the beef chunks be marinated like this if you were making tassot beouf instead? Sorry, I'm asking so many questions, I'm just curious.

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  3. Not a problem. You can use any meat you want. The sour oranges are needed to clean the meat. You can use sour orange juice in the bottle for the marinade, but normally to clean the meat the sour oranges are used.

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  4. Your ingredients list mentions "2 cups of boiling hot water" but not the recipe... when do we add the boiling water?

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  5. Hi Maeva. The boiling hot water is used to rinse the beef after you rub with sour oranges. Hope that helps.

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  6. Can clean your meat with fresh lemon.

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  7. you said to add the spinach to the left over marinade to cook in but that is not healthy to do that.Bacteria and germs from the meat that was marinated in is not good to cook other foods with.Even though you cleaned the meat with sour oranges still not a good idea.

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    1. Thats why we rinse it with boiling water prior to marinating it. Rinse in a colander so any remaining germs or bacteria is washed off. We come from a culture where there are not always traditional conveniences, we have to clean our meats well as not to get infections and disease. A lot of bacterial infection and ecoli contamination occur not from the marinade, but from improper cleaning of foods and utensils prior to the marinating process. Lol sorry for such a long response

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    2. Thats why we rinse it with boiling water prior to marinating it. Rinse in a colander so any remaining germs or bacteria is washed off. We come from a culture where there are not always traditional conveniences, we have to clean our meats well as not to get infections and disease. A lot of bacterial infection and ecoli contamination occur not from the marinade, but from improper cleaning of foods and utensils prior to the marinating process. Lol sorry for such a long response

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  8. Are there any videos out there that can help put this recipe into a visual?

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  9. Are there any videos out there that can help put this recipe into a visual?

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