May 22, 2010
Chinese Beef Jerky
3 lb Flank steak - or London broil
1/2 c Light soy sauce
4 1/2 tb Honey
4 1/2 tb Dry Sherry
6 lg Garlic cloves - minced
1 1/2 tb Ginger - fresh, minced
1 1/2 tb Sesame oil
1 1/2 tb Red pepper - crushed
Dash freshly ground white pepper
Cut meat in half lengthwise and slice diagonally crosswise into paper-thin strips 1-1/2 to 2 inches wide and 4 inches long. Transfer to shallow pan. Combine marinade ingredients and rub thoroughly into meat. Arrange meat on racks and let dry at cool room temperature overnight (do not refrigerate). Preheat oven to 250 F. Line two large baking sheets with foil and set wire rack(s) on top of each. Arrange meat on racks in single layer. Bake 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 175 F and continue drying meat another 40 minutes (meat should be lightly browned but not burned). Let meat continue to dry on racks at cool room temperature overnight before packing into jars. Dried meat can be brushed lightly with sesame oil for additional flavour and shine.
Makes 36 pieces or 10 buffet servings.