Beef Strips with Cucumber
I had never thought of combining beef strips with cucumber until I found this recipe in La Cucina Italiana. And it works surprisingly well, with the cucumber giving the dish a fresh crunch and lightness.
The word ‘staccetti’ means rags, signifying that the meat originally used could be leftover steak from the day before as an alternative to eg. leftover meatballs. But you can also you use raw beef like the strips used in Asian stir-fries. Both ways the beef strips with cucumber can be cooked up in 15 minutes max. As such it is promising to become an everyday favourite.
500 g cucumber
400 g beef steak or similar cuts in fine strips
1 tsp mustard seeds
Salt, lemon juice and olive oil