Clear-Simmered Beef


Preparation info
  • It serves

    6 to 8

    as a main course.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

  • About

Perhaps the most representative clear-simmered dish would be this simple but rich beef. Shin beef is used because it is marbled with tendons, which enables the meat to withstand long cooking without breaking into small pieces. The large amount of sherry acts as an astringent, sealing in the flavor and purifying the broth. Wine is indispensable to clear-simmering meats, because the alcohol prevents the meat from clouding the rich broth.

The meat is meltingly succulent, the sauce rich