Shaking Beef From Falansai

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Recipe adapted from Henry Trieu, Falansai, New York City

Shaking Beef
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Shaking beef from Falansai in Brooklyn.
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Total time: 1 hour, 25 minutes
  • 1 pound filet mignon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup oyster sauce
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced into 1½-inch pieces
  • 2 cups baby greens (such as spinach, arugula or watercress)
  1. To a medium bowl, add the filet mignon and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Toss to combine, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. In another small bowl, whisk together the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt, the black pepper and lime juice.
  3. To a large skillet set over high heat, add the grapeseed oil. Right before the oil begins to smoke, after about 2 minutes, add the filet mignon and sear, without stirring, for 1 minute. Use a metal spatula to turn the beef over and cook on the other side for 1 minute. Add the butter, soy sauce mixture, red onion and scallions. Cook, stirring often, until the meat, red onion and scallions are well coated with the sauce, about 1 minute.
  4. Arrange the greens on a platter and spoon the filet mignon over the greens. Serve immediately, with the lime juice mixture on the side for dipping.
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