Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac) Recipe

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This is a very popular dish that I enjoy serving. It serves 4 as part of a multi-course meal

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Servings: 4


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  • 1 ½ -2 lbs filet mignon, trimmed of fat and cut into 1 ¼”. cubes
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/2 cup. canola oil (for stir frying)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion, preferably spring onions
  • 3 stalks green onion, trimmed and cut to 1” lengths
  • 1tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • For Stir-fry sauce:
  • 2 Tbsp. white distilled vinegar
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light soy sauce
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 1 tsp cooking rice wine
  • For Salt and pepper dipping sauce:
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 bunch of watercress, washed


  1. Marinate meat 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1 tablespoon oil for about 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, make the stir-fry sauce by combining the white vinegar, sugar, soy and fish sauce. Mix until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  3. Divide the meat into 2 portions, and do the same with the onion and green onion. Heat ¼ cup of oil in wok or large sauté pan on over maximum heat. (Don’t overload the pan or the meat will not brown properly. You may need to divide the cooking into 3-4 batches dependant on your pan size and/or the strength of your cooking range.)
  4. When the oil begins to smoke, add the first batch of meat in one layer. Let a brown crust form and turn to brown the other side. Browning should take 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add red onion and scallions to the pan. Shake or stir ingredients in the pan for about 30 seconds.
  6. Add stir-fry sauce. Continue to shake or stir ingredients.
  7. Add butter and continue to cook and shake pan until butter melts. Remove from heat. Wash your pan and cook 2nd batch.
  8. Make lime dipping sauce. Mix together salt and pepper in a ramekin. Pour lime juice over salt pepper mixture.
  9. Serve beef over watercress. Serve with lime dipping sauce:


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 369g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 902  
Calories from Fat 645 72%
Total Fat 72.3g 90%
Saturated Fat 20.33g 81%
Trans Fat 0.12g  
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 2975mg 124%
Potassium 808mg 23%
Total Carbs 21.38g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 4%
Sugars 16.45g 11%
Protein 41.38g 66%
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