This is another beef recipe that everyone can prepare and cook easily, Beef Salpicao! This should not be mistaken for the Salpicᾶo which is a traditional sausage from Portugal or the typical chicken salad from Brazil. This is a Filipino stir fried garlic beef recipe, however it had so many variations that you can even make one that suits your taste. The name itself may have originated from another country but the ingenuity of the Filipinos using what is available in their kitchen came up with this tasty dish. As to the origin of this dish or which province in the Philippines first made this Beef Salpicao remains to be untold.
The ingredients are simple to find too, and it maybe there in your kitchen already. You just need the meat and then marinade it. You can marinade the beef ahead of time say overnight, then cook it in the morning for a hearty flavorful breakfast. It smells really good, so everyone will wake up with the aroma of your cooking. Or if you really want to try it right away just marinade the beef for 1-3 hours before stir frying the beef. For the beef, I suggest using the tenderloin or sirloin for they are tender, juicy and cook easily. It may be wise if you are doubling this recipe to cook them in batches. For the garlic bits, I cooked them first till golden brown and was set aside then use as garnish when beef is done cooking. It is best serve with garlic fried rice or just steamed white rice. I love atsara or pickled green papaya as my side dish for this Beef Salpicao. This is my take on Beef Salpicao, My Style Recipe!
I used chopped spring onions here for decoration only.
- 1 lb beef tenderloin or sirloin cut into cubes
- 2 tbsp canola or vegetable oil
- 5 cloves garlic minced (garnish)
- 1 clove garlic crushed (marinade)
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp liquid seasoning (Knorr)
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- ½ tsp kalamansi or lemon juice
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp butter
- Mix beef , Worcestershire sauce, liquid seasoning, oyster sauce, lemon juice, paprika, ground pepper, crushed garlic in a bowl. Let stand for 10-15 minutes.
- Add the olive oil and marinade for 30 minutes or overnight in the fridge.
- Put oil in a pan over medium heat, sauté minced garlic till golden brown and crunchy. Transfer to a small plate and set aside minus the oil.
- With the same pan and oil, stir fry the marinated beef till it’s cooked to desired doneness.
- Then add the butter to the beef and stir until butter has melted. Transfer to plate and garnish with crunchy garlic bits.
You can stir fry the garlic with the beef if you like it's just my preference to have crunchy garlic bits.
You can adjust the seasoning to your taste or use your favorite marinade, but drain the marinade before stir frying.