Preparation time: 5 minutes; Cooking time: 8 minutes. Serves: 4
1tbsp sunflower oil
450g beef rump steak, cut into thin strips
2 shallots, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2.5cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated
75g cashew nuts
125g mangetout, halved
2tsp tamarind paste
150ml bottle Malay Taste Kicap Manis
To serve: Noodles
Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan over a high heat. When very hot, add the beef and shallots and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until the beef is browned.
Add the garlic, ginger and cashew nuts and stir-fry for two minutes until the cashews start to brown.
Stir in the mangetout and cook for a further minute. Add the Kicap Manis and tamarind paste and stir until everything is well coated. Simmer for one minute, serve immediately with noodles.
Cook's Tip: This recipe also works well with chicken. Cut four boneless, skinless chicken breasts into thin strips and cook as above.