Cold Cut Sliced Braised Beef Shin or Beef Shank in Spicy Soy Sauce

braised beef shin recipe chinese style slow cooked shank tender cold sliced thin beefBraised Beef Shin or Shank in Spicy Soy Sauce Recipe. Thinly sliced of braised beef shank that served chilled as Chinese style cold beef appetizer is a very pupular dish in Chinese restaurant. The whole beef shin or shank muscles is slowly cooked for several hours in a spicy soya sauce and fragrance spices braising liquid until turning into deliciously tender and fragrance beef meat with beautiful stripes of translucent collagen patterning once the it chilled overnight and thinly sliced.

braised beef shin recipe soy sauce slow cooked beef shank chinese style recipe cold beef appetizer charcuteriesrecipe cold sliced beef shank chinese braised beef shin thin chili oil chinese style appetizerThe Chinese style cold cut beef shank braised in spicy soy sauce is one of my favourite appetizer once i visit Chinese restaurant, even my sister used to judge the Executive Chef’s personal licking from it; either the chef got bland or kicking taste buds. Braised beef shank is also a part of classic siu mei (燒味) or roasted meat and cold cut meat platter appetizer. I usually saved the cold cut beef shank for the last bites once i ordered siu mei.

beef shank braised recipe beef shin tender slow cooked soy sauce chinese beef cold cutBeef shank or shin is a very versatile cheap beef cut,  mostly slowly cooked with liquid until tender. Slow heat cooking break down the beef shin’s  tough sinewy muscle (meat with tendon, ligament and silver skin) protein into tender translucent collagen within easily breakable meat. Beef shank is considered as second cut, a little bit of passion can turn that cheap beef cut into a very delicious hearty dish. You know why this braised beef shank will be lovely??? the spicy soy sauce braising liquid is very rich; garlicky, gingery, natural umamy savoury from the beef juice dripping, hot and spicy from chilies, numbning sensation from the szechuan peppercorn, sweetness from  kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce) and palm sugar and also tangy flavour from chinese black vinegar; isn’t it not quite seducing your taste buds???

braised beef shin chinese style soy sauce chili slow cooked beef shank roasted recipeRecipe braised beef shin soy sauce beef shank chinese style beef cold appetizerIn Indonesia, we used to called beef shank as daging sengkel sapi, it’s one of the most favoutire beef cut in Indonesian cuisine dishes. My Grandma used to make  soup or Indonesian Beef Rendang with beef shank. Bone-in beef shank with  a little bit meat attach is the best ingredients in Indonesian Pindang Tulang Soup, a dish similiar with Chinese Hot and Soup Beef Bone Soup. I actually love all kind of shank, you’ll find several lamb shank featured on my blog; Braised Lamb Shank with Chilies RecipeBraised Lamb Shank with Baked Navy Beans Recipe and Lamb Shank and Goat Shank Indian Vindaloo Curry Recipe. Pork shank or wild boar shin is also lovely to made rich stock for making Homemade Tontkotsu Ramen Broth from Scratch Recipe.

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braised beef shank soy sauce thin slice beef shank slow cooked beef cold appetizer chinese restaurant style

In Indonesia, this Chinese styke braised beef shank with spicy soy sauce is similiar with  Semur Daging Sapi (Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce Beef Stew), but the kecap manis is a dominant ingredient that made semur pretty much sweeter than the Chinese style soya sauce braised beef. Chinese style braised beef shin got a fragrance aromas from excessive uses of spices; sichuan peppercorn, cinnamon and anise star within  garlic, ginger and scallion, while the semur daging sapi pretty much spiced with Homemade Garam Marsala.

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recipe braised beef shin shank spicy soy sauce chili ginger garlic slow cooked beef shank cold appetizer thin sliced

Braising beef shin or shank with spicy Chinese soy sauce  is a very simple and easy following steps recipe. There are three basic steps or braising; marinating, pan searing and simmering. The whole beef shank is trimmed from excessive fat without touching the sinews (whitish fibrous tissue uniting muscle to bone or bone to bone; a tendon or ligament or silverskins). The sinews is the highlight of the Chinese style braised beef shin with soy sauce once it become translucent. The  fat definitely needed to trimmed off the beef shank because the braised beef shank is chilled before serving and any fat will ruined the dish.

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recipe slow cooked beef shank tender sliced beef shin soy sauce chili chinese style beef recipe

The trimmed whole beef shank then marinated with salt, peppercorn and chinese five spice powder. The beef shank then seared on smokey hot cast iron pan until all surface browned and charred. Extra sliced bruised ginger, garlic, chilies and white part of scallion added and stir fried until slighly browned too. Plenty amount of premium soy sauce then added into the pan to stop the searing process. The bottom of the pan then scrapped off to remove any sticking seasoning then the mixture is transferred into a crock pot then boiled. Right after the mixture is boiled, spices like cinnamon, daun salam (Indonesian bay leaves), Szechuan peppercorn, and star anise. The pot then simmerred several hours above the stove of in a a medium high heat oven (about 160 C) until the beef shank is tender. The braising liquid is not compeletely submerged the beef shank, so it’s better be to turn the beef shank every 30 minutes to ensure the spices is transfered and penetrated throughly into the meat. To test the tenderness of the braised beef shank, insert a fork and it should be penetrate without any difficulty into the deepest part of the beef shank.

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Once the beef shank is braised until tender on spicy soya sauce, don’t be too greedy to cut the beef shank immediately. The beef shank is needed to be chilled overnight before serving. Remove the beef shank from the spicy soy sauce braising liquid, rolled into simmetrical cillindrical tube with a help of translucent cling wrap plastic. Let it sit in the coolest part of the fridge chiller to let the braised beef shank collagen and gelatine set and  made it more easy to thinly sliced. The Chinese style beef shin braising liquid is actually can be strained and then chilled until set, cubed and then served within the thinly sliced beef shank meat too if you like.

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chinese style braised beef shin soy sauce beef shank cold thin sliced beef appetizer

The chilled cold braised beef shank carefully sliced into very thin slices and then arranged in a serving plate. I personally love anyting hot and spicy, so i add some chili oil with a touch of toasted ground Szechuan peppercorn husk for serving my braised beef shin with spicy soy sauce. The kicking hot chili pepper and numbning sensation of Szechuan peppercorn balanced the savoury sweet braised beef shank. I also added some bean sprout and local herbs micro greens called daun kenikir (Cosmos Caudatus sp) or daun ulam raja for a extra crisp and refreshing bites

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Recipe Braised Beef Shank with Spicy Soy Sauce, Chili, Garlic, Gingger and Scallion ( Cold Cut Thin SLiced Beef Shin)

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 – 2 kg whole  beef shank or beef shin
  • 1.5 cup premium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp chinese black vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp mushrooms sauce #optional
  • 1 cup water or beef stock
  • 3 red chillies, halves, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 12 cloves garlic (whole bulbs), bruised
  • 1 tbsp toasted szechuan pepeprcorn
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 5 cm ginger, bruised, thinly sliced
  • 5 cm cinnamon stalk
  • 3-5 star anise
  • 2-3 green cardamon #optional
  • 1/2 nutmeg #optional
  • 1 daun salam (Indonesian bay leaves)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Beef Shank or Shin Marinade Recipe:

  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp chinese five spice
  • 2 tbsp oil for pan searing

Garnish and Dressing :

  • Chili and Szechuan Peppercorn oil (Recipe below)
  • Bean Sprout
  • Micro greens leavy herbs

How to Make Thin Sliced Cold Cut Braised Beef Shank with Spicy Soy Sauce:

  • Marinade the beef shank with salt, chinese five star  and peppercorn, marinade 2 hours in the fridge.
  • Heat up 2 tbsp oil  until sizzling hot, sear the whole beef shank all over, make sure all surface are throughly seared. set aside
  • Heat up the 2 tbsp oil in a heavy bottom sauce pan, saute the garlic, ginger, onion, and chilies until charred and browned
  • Pour the  stock and put the rest of the ingredients, scrapped the sticking ingredients in the botton of the pan
  • Transfer the beef shank and the braising liquid mixture in a heavy botton crock pot, bring the liquid to boil.
  • Reduce the heat, put the lid and simmer, turn the beef shank every 30 minutes
  • Simmer the beef shank until  tender for about 2-3 hours
  • Remove the beef shank from the spicy soy sauce braising liquid, set aside
  • Wrapped and rolled tthe tender braised beef shank with plastic cling wrap to make a regular cillindrical tube shape
  • Refrigerate the braised beef shank with Chinese spicy soy sauce overnight
  • Carefully thinly sliced the braised beef shank
  • served the cold cur braised beef shank with chili and szechuan peppercorn oil, bean sprout and micro greens leaves.

Recipe Chili and Szechuan Peppercorn Oil:

  • Heat up 1 tbsp oil, add 1 tbsp chopped fresh deseeded bird eye chilies, 2 tbsp chili flakes and1 tbsp toasted Szechuan peppercorn husk
  • Slowly saute with low heat and then springkle some salt
  • Add 1 cup olive oil and let it simmer in a very low heat (one small bubbles comes out at a time) for about 45 minutes
  • Turn off the heat and the chili oil is ready to use

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Braised Beef Shank in Chinese Hot and Sour Soup (Sup Sapi Asam Pedas) ala Dentist Chef

braised beef shank recipe hot and sour beef

Braised beef shank in hot and sour soup

Nothing possibly better than a tender braised beef meat and a melted bone marrow in a cold and rainy days. Chinese hot and sour soup is one of ancient secrec that belived to booster your imune system and warmed the digestive system through a hard winter. There’s several repices for hot and sour soup available, but i thing this version is really suits for my licking. This hor and sour soup maybe similiar to PINDANG, a hot and sour soup from South Sumatras Province with a little tangy flavour from a sweet soy sauce. PINDANG got the sour from tamarind paste instead of black vinegar, but actually i use both of them within this soup. Another popular braised beef recipe from Indonesia is SEMUR, a tangy sweet soy sauce braised beef with a lot of  spices.

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Chinese Hot and Sour Soup Beef Shank with Bone Marrow

When you dealing with beef shank, choose the beef shank that contains more meat attached to the femur bone. Since the braised beef shank meat will shrink in the cooking process. Choose the bone-in shank with similiar size for similiar doness.  Always put the marrow bone facing up to prevent it melted and dissolved during the process. I got the bone-in beef shank in traditional butchers, note that the bone cutting is ir i regular, hehehe. But brought it amazingly cheap, 3 beef shank with sufficient meat still attached and weighted about 4 kilos for 15 USD.

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Resep sup sumsum sapi asam pedas

Braised bone-in beef shank is called SUP SUM-SUM SAPI ASAM PEDAS or hot and sour bone marrow soup in Indonesia. Instead of the meat, the focus on the dish is the bone marrow. This soup is popular in North Sumatra  Province. Bone marrow soup or Sup Sum-Sum Sapi usually serve with a large dingking straw or sedotan to suck the bone goodness.

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Tender beef shank with melting bone marrow in Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

 

Ingredients:

Chinese Hot and Sour Beef Soup Recipe:

  • 4 kg bone-in beef shank or 1,5 kg beef meat (knuckle)
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsp chinese black vinegar
  • 10 chillies or more
  • 1 tbsp HOMEMADE GARAM MASALA SPICE MIXTURE
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 3 cm ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves, deveined
  • 4 lemongrass, bruised
  • 2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 ripe tomatoes, deseeded, diced
  • 6 beef cups stock/water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • lemon basil leaves for garnish

Hot and sour soup spice paste :

  • 10 shallot
  • 12 garlic
  • 6 red chillies cayenne pepper
  • 6 or more cabe rawit or birds eye chillies
  • 1 tbsp HOMEMADE GARAM MASALA SPICE MIXTURE
  • 4 cm ginger
  • 3 cm turmeric
  • salt to taste

Instruction :

  • Season the bone-in beef shank with garam masala, salt and pepper, marinade overnight in the fridge.
  • Heat up 1 tbsp oil  until sizzling hot, sear the shank all over, make sure all surface are throughly seared. set aside
  • Heat up the 2 tbsp oil in a heavy bottom sauce pan, saute the spice paste with a low heat until the spice is throughly cooked. Visual aspect is the key! the oil is slowly separated and formed in the edge when it throughly cooked.
  • Add lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, all tomatoes and the seared beef shankel. Stir another minute.
  • Pour the  stock and put the rest of the ingredients, arrange the beef shank bone marrow facing up, bring the liquid to boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer until the hot and sour beef soup broth is thicken about 1-2 hours.
  • Serve with steaming hot rice

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