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Beef Noodle Salad Bowls with Peanut Sauce

Beef Noodle Salad Bowls with Peanut Sauce
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
15 min
YIELDS
4 servings

Grilled beef is served on thin noodles with a spicy peanut sauce.

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Ingredients

Beef and Dressing

1
sirloin or rib-eye steak (12 oz to 1 lb)
Kosher salt
¾
cup ponzu or regular soy sauce, plus more for drizzling
3
Tbsp sesame oil
2
Tbsp olive oil
2
Tbsp rice wine vinegar
2
Tbsp brown sugar
2
tsp minced fresh ginger
1
tsp hot chili oil
2
cloves garlic, finely minced
8
oz noodles
½
cup sliced green onions
½
cup chopped fresh cilantro, for serving

Peanut Sauce

1
Tbsp vegetable oil
1
Tbsp curry powder
2
cloves garlic, minced
1
shallot, minced
1
inch piece fresh ginger, minced
½
cup coconut milk
¼
cup soy sauce
2
Tbsp brown sugar
1
Tbsp smooth peanut butter
½
tsp hot chili oil
Juice of 2 limes
Kosher salt
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Directions

Step 1

Prepare a grill or grill pan for medium-high heat.

Step 2

Season both sides of the steak with salt. Grill until medium rare, about 4 minutes per side. Set aside.

Step 3

To make the dressing, combine the ponzu (or soy sauce), sesame oil, olive oil, vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, hot chili oil and garlic in a bowl. Mix to combine, then taste and adjust the flavors/seasonings.

Step 4

When the steak is cool enough, place in a large resealable plastic bag. Add 3 tablespoons of the dressing. Seal the bag tightly and place in the fridge until needed.

Step 5

Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the noodles according to the package directions. Drain and place in a bowl. Pour the remaining dressing over the top and toss to combine. Finally, toss in the green onions. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours or until cool. You can make the steak and noodles well in advance of when you want to serve them.

Step 6

Heat the vegetable oil in a small pot over low heat. Add the curry powder, garlic, shallot and ginger and cook until the aromatics soften, about 5 minutes.

Step 7

Scrape into a blender and add the coconut milk, soy sauce, brown sugar, peanut butter, hot chili oil, lime juice and a pinch of salt. Blend, adding hot water as needed a little at a time to thin it and make it smooth.

Step 8

To serve, slice the steak against the grain into thin strips. Drizzle a little ponzu (or soy sauce) over the noodles, just to give them a little flavor boost, throw in the chopped cilantro and toss to combine. Serve the strips of beef over a mound of noodles, or throw it all into a bowl together. Put some of the peanut sauce into small bowls and serve on the side–to be poured over when you eat.

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