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Steamed beef with dried tangerine peel Recipe

The characteristic Cantonese dish that children love to eat, steamed beef with dried tangerine peel.

The tangerine peel is also a great source of vitamin C which helps boost immunity, fight off infections and keep the body healthy. It is an excellent source of potassium which helps regulate blood pressure and maintain healthy bones.

Dried tangerine peel has been widely used in Chinese cooking for hundred of years, it often features in Cantonese cooking in a supporting role. The natural fragrance of dried tangerine peels make them a great addition to a slew of traditional Cantonese dishes.  The dry peels of the fruit can be used in a variety of recipes, including desserts, main courses, sauces and even drinks.

In this article we will explore how dry tangerine peels can be used in cooking.

Ingredients for Steamed beef with dried tangerine peel

300g beef Flammulina 300g
onion and ginger Light soy sauce
2 tablespoons cooking wine Chicken powder
4 tablespoons of sesame oil a spoon of salt
sugar 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
dry tangerine peel


Steamed beef with dried tangerine peel Recipe


step 1

Washed and sliced beef


Step 2

shred the dried tangerine peel, scallions and ginger, add it to the beef


Step 3

Add sugar, salt, light soy sauce, oyster sauce, chicken powder, cooking wine


Step 4



Step 5

Add cornstarch, oil


Step 6

Stir and marinate


Step 7

Wash the flammulina, put it on a flat plate, steam for 3 minutes


Step 8

Lay the beef flat on the flammulina, add a little shredded ginger, and steam for 8-10 minutes. Not much, usually 6 minutes.


Step 9

Add chopped green onion and you’re done.


Tips for Steamed beef with dried tangerine peel

When it comes in using any dried tangerine peel, you can wash them thoroughly in warm water with a bit of detergent, or soak in salted water for a while.


Question about Steamed beef with dried tangerine peel

How to store dried tangerine peel?

Dried tangerine peel should be stored in an airtight container in a dry, dark place, this will keep the dried tangerine peel soft and easy to use when you want to add it into your food or drinks.

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