- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 4 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
- 2-3 dried bird's eye chili pepper, crushed
- ¼ cup date paste
- ¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice (that’s the juice of about 1½ - 2 oranges, depending on how juicy they are)
- ¾ cup water
- ¼ cup + 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- ¼ cup + 2 tbsp coconut aminos
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 3 tbsp arrowroot flour
- ½ tsp Chinese 5 spice
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 750g lean grassfed beef (I used top sirloin), cut into tiny bite size pieces
- 3 large egg whites
- 1 cup arrowroot flour
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- The zest of one orange
- 1-2 cups coconut oil for deep frying
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced (green part only)
- 1 birds eye chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
- Orange zest
- To make the sauce, combine all the ingredients in your food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to a medium saucepan and bring to the boil over medium heat. Stir until the sauce turns darker and thickens, about 3-4 minutes. Kill the heat, cover and set aside.
- Cut the beef into tiny bite size pieces and pat real dry.
- Whisk the egg whites in a shallow dish until foamy.
- Combine arrowroot flour, coconut flour, orange zest and baking soda in a separate shallow dish; use a whisk to make sure the ingredients are well blended.
- Toss half the beef into the foamy egg whites and coat well, then dredge the meat in the flour mixture, making sure all sides are well coated. Transfer beef to a plate and repeat with the remaining piece of meat.
- Heat the coconut oil in a large wok or saucepan (or use a deep fryer if you have one)until it registers about 340ºF. Fry the meat in 2 or 3 batches until golden brown and crispy, about 3 minutes, turning the pieces over halfway through cooking. Transfer cooked meat to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain excess fat.
- Re-warm the sauce over medium heat until bubbling. Add the beef and toss to coat.
- Transfer to serving dish and garnish with sliced green onions, orange zest and chili peppers.
- Serve immediately.
Source: The Healthy Foodie
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