Veal is the meat of younger cattle. It is quite tender as opposed to the older meat we call beef. The Captain (my husband of course) loves Beef especially if they are on the spicier side like the ones they make in Kerala. This time however, I wanted to make something very different. This dish leans towards the sweeter side as how a Teriyaki dish should be. The flavors of the Basil, Chilies and Garlic marry so well and lift this veal appetizer to a different level altogether. Serve this hot for your next dinner party as an appetizer and let me know too what your guests think of it :)!
You will need:
Veal or Beef cubed - 1 kg
Corn flour - 3 tbsp
Teriyaki Sauce - 3/4th cup
Bbq Sauce - 3 tbsp
Red Chilies cut into big pieces - 8 to 10
Basil Leaves - 4
Garlic Sliced - 15
Shallots Sliced- 5
Sesame Seeds - 1 tbsp (Optional)
Oil - for deep frying
Salt and pepper to taste
Wash the veal well. Add the corn flour and salt. Massage the meat well.
Heat the oil in a deep vessel and deep fry the veal in batches for about 10 minutes each batch or until well cooked. Drain on a kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
Once all the veal has been fried, heat a shallow pan with about a tbsp or two of oil.
Sauté the sliced shallots and the garlic for about 2 minutes.
Add the Chili and sauté for another minute. Turn off the flame.
Now add the sauce, basil leaves, fried veal, and sesame seeds. Toss to coat well.