Tiger Cry Oven Roast Eye of Round (เนื้อพับอบตะไคร้)
This is a super easy crowd pleaser which is why I am posting it. A friend of mine, Stephanie from Copykat.com has been mentoring by speaking at or local wordpress meetups as a seasoned, food blogger with numbers that show she knows what she is doing. She informed me that roasted meats are what people want, especially roast beef.
Tiger's cry beef is common at Thai restaurants and this has actually happened to me where family bought this rather than risk something that tasted too, well.. Fishy for their American standards.
Now, red meat is not healthy in general. The people who are living the longest in the world are pesco-vegetarians. That said, often we have dinner with friends and family who are American and do not want the traditional fare going for the American Meat and Potatoes fare instead so I should offer the healthiest version of that here. The reason I went for eye of round was that it is one of the leanest cuts of beef available if not the leanest and is often on sale.
- • 3 lbs. eye of round.
- • 1 tbsp kosher salt.
- • 1 cup finely sliced lemon grass.
- • ¼ cup red hot chili oil.
- • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil to oil the cooking sheet and meat.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Sprinkle oil over the cooking sheet and meat.
- Sprinkle salt across the whole roast until well covered.
- Rub the roast with the chili oil until the whole thing is well covered.
- Sprinkle the lemongrass on top until well covered.
- Place in the oven using the guidelines below to your desired level, about 2 hours for medium well done but you can use an inexpensive cooking thermometer from your local grocery store
Medium Rare: 130-135 degrees - bright red, warm, tender very juicy
Medium: 135 -145 degrees - rich pink, slightly juicy
Medium well: 145 - 155 degrees - tan with slight pink, firm, slight juice
Well Done: 155 and above - tan to brown, very little juice, meat can become tough
Garnish with some cilantro or sage and/or you can use the drippings which I do not advise as they are the crap that wants to stick in your heart and arteries. A better option is that you can use an unsalted chicken broth which only has about 10 calories per serving and put just a little of the drippings to flavor it using it as a dipping sauce.
Another option if it is not moist and/or flavorful enough for you is to slice it up and re-rub the slices in the chili paste and then grill for a short period of time as we did here.
To really get your money's worth you can stretch it for a week or so by making tiger's cry roast beef sandwiches out of it with the left overs.