If only memories of childhood could be labelled according to flavors, I’d label mine ‘roasted garlic’ on sirloin tips combined with sitcharo! Mmmm.. how my late dad devoured this dish everytime mom whipped it up for us. We couldn’t get enough of it. It had the ‘eat me! eat me!’ factor that left us going for seconds.. and even ‘thirds’! Anyway, thought I’d share with you this simple dish that’s packed with all my yummy childhood food memories.
STIR-FRIED SIRLOIN TIPS with SITCHARO
1/2 kilo sirloin tips or sukiyaki-cut sirloin
4 pcs calamansi
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 head of garlic, minced
1/2 cup canola oil
salt and pepper to taste
1. Season meat with salt and pepper.
2. Marinate for about 30 mins in soy sauce, calamansi and about 2 tbsp oil.
3. In a shallow pan, lightly roast garlic. Then throw in sirloin tips until natural meat oil is secreted and soy sauce blending in with the oil. Remember to have the ‘agaw sauce and mantika’ effect. Add about 2 more tbsp oil as the meat starts to dry out.
4. Throw in sitcharo leaves (quantity depending on your preference). Serve right away.