Tai Chanh Recipe

It’s my first time trying Vietnamese cuisine, And for sure it will not be my last, I made this Tai Chanh Recipe, and it’s really worth my time.

Tai Chanh Recipe

Bo tai chanh, also known as Vietnamese rare beef salad, is a tasty combination of soft beef slices, zesty lime juice, some herbs, and a medley of spices. This recipe is perfect for those who want to try something different with beef and spices.

You can serve this Tai Chanh Recipe with lots of other dishes, I prefer to serve it as a Salad beef, With some Lettuce and tomato.

what is the Tai Chanh Recipe?

Tai Chanh is a Vietnamese dish known as a rare beef salad. It consists of thinly sliced beef marinated in a mixture of lime juice, fish sauce, garlic, shallots, and spices, then quickly grilled or seared. The dish is often garnished with fresh herbs like mint and cilantro, chopped peanuts, and served with lettuce leaves for wrapping. making it a popular choice as an appetizer or even as a dinner in Vietnamese cuisine.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef fillet, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 red chilies, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup mixed herbs (such as mint, cilantro, and Thai basil), chopped
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
  • Lettuce leaves, for serving
Tai Chanh Recipe

how to make Tai Chanh Recipe

  1. Combine garlic, shallots, red chilies, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, vegetable oil, and black pepper in a bowl.
  2. Add beef slices to the marinade, ensuring they are coated well. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat. Grill the marinated beef slices for 1-2 minutes on each side until cooked to your preference.
  4. Remove the beef from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, thinly slice the beef.
  5. Arrange the sliced beef on a serving platter. Sprinkle with chopped herbs and some lettuce and tomato, I love to eat it like a Salad
  6. Serve the bo tai chanh with lettuce leaves on the side for wrapping. Enjoy!

Kitchen Equipment Needed

  • Grill or grill pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Serving platter

how to store?

To store leftovers, simply place them in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Keep in mind that Bo tai chanh is best enjoyed fresh, so try to consume it as soon as possible for the best taste. If you want to freeze it, store it in a freezer-safe container for up to 1 month. However, note that freezing may affect the texture of the beef and herbs.

what to serve with this Tai Chanh Recipe?

Bo tai chanh pairs wonderfully with some spring rolls or any Vietnamese noodle soup. As for drinks, IU tried it with a glass of my Mango Raspberry drink, the taste was so good and the combo went well. Also, a Mojito can be a good choice to try.

FAQ

Can I use a different type of meat for this recipe?

Yes, while beef fillet is traditional, you can also use flank steak. Additionally, thinly sliced pork can be substituted for a different taste.

Can I cook the beef differently instead of grilling?

If you don’t have a grill, you can pan-sear the beef or cook it under a broiler until it reaches your desired level of doneness.

How long should I marinate the beef?

Aim for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together, but you can marinate it longer for a more intense flavor.

Conclusion

Bo tai chanh is a delicious Vietnamese dish that you need to try for sure. its refreshing taste makes it perfect for a special dinner with the family. If you like the recipe, Subscribe to my blog for more delicious recipes.

Tai Chanh Recipe

Recipe by CourtneyCourse: DinnerCuisine: VietnameseDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

20

minutes

Bo tai chanh is a lively Vietnamese rare beef salad infused with lime juice, fish sauce, and fragrant spices. It's ideal for a family dinner, offering bold flavors for those seeking a taste of Vietnamese cuisine.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef fillet, thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced

  • 2 red chilies, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup fish sauce

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 cup mixed herbs (such as mint, cilantro, and Thai basil), chopped

  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, chopped

  • Lettuce leaves, for serving

Directions

  • Combine garlic, shallots, red chilies, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, vegetable oil, and black pepper in a bowl.
  • Add beef slices to the marinade, ensuring they are coated well. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat. Grill the marinated beef slices for 1-2 minutes on each side until cooked to your preference.
  • Remove the beef from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, thinly slice the beef.
  • Arrange the sliced beef on a serving platter. Sprinkle with chopped herbs and some lettuce and tomato, I love to eat it like a Salad
  • Serve the bo tai chanh with lettuce leaves on the side for wrapping. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Opt for a tender cut of beef-like fillet for the best results.
  • To ensure the beef cooks quickly and evenly, slice it thinly against the grain.
  • Allow the beef to marinate for at least 30 minutes to absorb the flavors fully.
  • Grill the beef slices for just 1-2 minutes on each side to keep them tender and juicy.
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Courtney

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