I keep reading how stress makes you fat. That’s interesting and all, but can stress make you stupid? I really hope so. Because otherwise, I have no excuse.
I mostly keep forgetting things. Repetitively. Like…
So beef. It was for dinner.
I rarely blog what I eat the same night but I’m pretty excited to share this. It was sort of a gloomy, rainy day here and I wanted something spicy. Really spicy, saucy, warm and comforting. My mind, or what I have left of one, went straight to Thai food.
Thai beef with basil. This really hit the spot. The beef marinates for a bit before cooking down with a few peppers and a lot of basil. It creates a sauce that’s full of flavorful and everything I wanted on a chilly, wet day.
I had planned to serve it over some brown rice but I ended up trying it with cauliflower “rice” (side note: I hate cauliflower). I don’t know. Everyone keeps talking about it so I thought I’d try. Peer pressure? It was actually good. It really just took on the flavor of the sauce. The texture was surprisingly “ricey.” I think I might actually be a fan. Cauliflower’s delicious when it doesn’t taste like cauliflower. So do whatever you’re feeling…brown rice, cauliflower rice, no rice, jasmine rice. The rice really isn’t making the dish. The beef though, trust me…it’s unforgettable.
Thai Beef with Basil
1lb skirt steak, sliced (against the grain)
2 tablespoons red curry paste
5 cloves garlic
1/4 cup and 3 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 fresh Thai red chili pepper, minced
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
2 bell peppers, sliced (I used one red and one orange)
2 cups basil, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 scallion, chopped (for topping)
1 head cauliflower, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
Posted on September 13, 2014