Szechuan Style Orange Beef

Szechuan Style Orange Beef

Serves 2


  • 2tbsp light soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp fine cut orange marmalade

  • 1tbsp clear honey

  • juice of 1 orange

  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine

  • 1/2 tsp Szechuan pepper, crushed

  • 2 Scotch Beef fillet steaks (150g each)

  • 2 tbsp groundnut or sunflower oil

  • 150g shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced

  • 1 orange, peel and pith removed and cut into segments

  • watercress and cucumber salad to serve

Cooking Method

Make the marinade by mixing all those ingredients together. Put the steaks in the marinade and turn them to coat thoroughly and rub in the Szechuan pepper.

Heat a deep non-stick saute pan or wok until the oil is just beginning to smoke (don’t allow to burn!). Shake excess marinade from the steaks and sear in the hot oil for 2 minutes before turning to sear the other side, cook 2 more minutes then add the remaining marinade mixture, turning the steaks until coated in the sticky sauce. Remove the meat to 2 warm plates and spoon over the sauce from the pan. Steam the mushrooms in the traces of sauce left in the pan with 3 tbsp water added, until soft and aromatic. Spoon around the steaks.

Dress the finished dish with watercress, slivers of cucumber and the orange segments. No salad dressing will be needed.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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