Let me show you what I have been enjoying lately.
These are beef trimmings. When the meat is butchered, inevitably there will be cast offs which are in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They are packaged as soup meat and are also commonly known as daging tetel or daging cincang.
The beef trimmings are often good for braising because they tend to be tough but you will also find some pieces that are tender, since they come from all parts of the cow. I used to buy these (and mix with beef chunks) to cook Kuzi Daging and Beef Soup.
Recently I found another way to enjoy these beef trimmings. Give them a rinse, pat dry and season with salt, turmeric powder and garlic powder.
Then I line my air fryer basket with a piece of baking paper and cook the seasoned beef trimmings in the air fryer for 12 minutes at 200C.
They come out all nicely browned and crispy, There will be some pieces that are a bit more chewy than others and I love the fatty bits. These taste pretty much like Daging Goreng Kunyit.
So last Sunday, I cooked two packets of beef trimmings.
Then I sat on the sofa in front of the TV and ate while watching Monster : The Jeffrey Dahmer Story on Netflix. It's not exactly the sort of show to watch while eating.
I must say that I enjoyed the story (having read about Dahmer, a serial killer, in my early twenties) although it was a bit difficult to watch owing to the graphic depiction of what Dahmer did.
So these days, I look out for these beef trimmings as they are a nice change from eating steaks (and obviously cheaper too).