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       Title: AROMATIC BEEF (COLD)
  Categories: Loo, Chinese, Beef
       Yield: 8 servings
       2 lb Beef bottom round,
            -fat trimmed
       4 oz Soy sauce
       6 oz Dry sherry
       4    Garlic cloves
       2    Ginger slices
       3    Scallions, in 1 lengths
       1    Cinnamon stick
       1    Star anise star
       4    Basil sprigs
       1 tb Sugar
            Water to cover
       2 tb Gelatin
       4 oz Cold water
            Sesame oil
   Wash meat and pat dry. Brown quickly on all sides in a
   little oil. Combine next 9 ingredients in a large
   kettle. Bring to a boil. Add meat and water to cover.
   Lower heat and let simmer at lowest heat for 2 hrs.
   Off heat, let steep for 1 hr. Remove beef, chill, and
   slice thin.
   Strain and defat liquid. Soften gelatin in water; add
   to liquid in a fresh pot. Bring to a boil and reduce
   to 2 - 2 1/2 c. Let cool. Arrange beef in a serving
   bowl or dish or mold that has been oiled with a dash
   of sesame oil. Pour cooled liquid over. Chill in
   To serve: unmold on a bed of greens.
   From:    Michael Loo