Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
This is a recipe from Toni Lydecker that I acquired from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Great for summer picnic or outing. The beef-noodle comibination marinates en route to the picnic, while the greens and vegetables, packed separately stay cool and crisp. Toss with soy lime dressing just before serving..
- 4 ounces rice noodles (vermicelli)
- 1⁄3 cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 lb sirloin steak, trimmed well
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 small boston lettuce head (about 5 cups) or 1 small bibb lettuce, shredded (about 5 cups)
- 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded, thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 cup grated peeled carrot
- 1⁄2 cup fresh mint leaves
- In a small sauce pan, cook the noodles in boiling water until soft, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse. Transfer noodles to a medium bowl and let cool.
- In a small jar, combine the soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, garlic, and pepper flakes and shake until the dressing is well combined.
- Slice the steak against the grain into thin strips. ( Note much easier to slice thin strips when steak is partially frozen).
- In a wok or large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add the beef, in batches, and stir-fry until just cooked through.
- Transfer the beef to the bowl with the noodles.
- Add half the dressing and toss until well coated. Let cool.
- In another bowl, combine the lettuce, cucumber, carrot, and mint.
- (If you are making the dish as picnic fare, transfer the beef-noodle mixture to a resealable plastic bag and the vegetable mixture to a covered plastic container and place both, along with the jar of remaining dressing in a cooler. Remove from cooler about 30 minutes before serving.).
- Just before serving, toss the greens with the remaining dressing and divide among 4 plates. Top each with the beef-noodle salad.
- Recommended wine: Gewurztraminer.
An excellent salad, thoroughly enjoyed. I added rather more vegetables, and as a result would have preferred just a little more dressing. Something to think about next time. Thank you very much for posting this delicious recipe.