Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse
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Total:
8 hr 30 min
Prep:
8 hr 10 min
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless beef round
  • 6 tablespoons fish sauce (nuoc mam)
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 quarts beef stock
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 teaspoons Nuoc Cham, recipe follows
NUOC CHAM
  • Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, 1999
  • 1 small fresh chile pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 fresh lime
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (nuoc mam)
  • 3 tablespoons water

Directions

Cut the meat into 1-inch cubes. Place in a large mixing bowl. In a small mixing bowl, combine the fish sauce, water, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder and sesame oil. Season with black pepper. Whisk well and add the beef. Toss well. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from the refrigerator and place in the bowl of a food processor, fitted with a metal blade. Process until smooth. To test, bring a small pot of water to a boil, add a teaspoon of the mixture to the water and cook for about 1 minute. Remove from the water, taste and adjust seasoning. Roll the rest of the mixture into individual balls, about 1 tablespoon for each ball. In a saucepan, bring the beef stock to a boil. Add the meat balls, stirring occasionally. When the meat balls start to float, cook for an additional 5 minutes. Stir in the green onions, Nuoc Cham and black pepper. Ladle into individual bowls and serve.

NUOC CHAM

Stem the chile. Split the chile in half, remove and discard the seeds and membrane. Finely chop the chile. Combine the chopped chile, garlic and sugar in a mortar. Pound the mixture into a paste. Remove the zest and pith from the lime, and discard. Add the lime to the chile mixture. Mash well. Add the fish sauce and the water. Mix well. Serve as a seasoning agent instead of salt and pepper. 

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