Monday, November 3

Peanut Noodles with Seared Beef & Veggies

A quick-cooking meal of noodles, vegetables, and beef in a spicy peanut sauce


Peanut Noodles with Beef and Vegetables


This Asian-inspired noodle dish is a great one-pot dinner for busy weeknights. Lightly adapted from a recipe in Williams-Sonoma Taste, noodles are tossed with a homemade peanut sauce, crisp-tender carrots and bell peppers, marinated seared beef, and fresh herbs. The dish has a great balance of textures and flavors and can easily stand alone as a one-pot meal. I made the recipe with gluten-free quinoa spaghetti but you could use regular spaghetti or buckwheat soba noodles instead. If you have any leftover peanut sauce, it would make a delicious dipping sauce for grilled chicken or vegetables.


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Peanut Noodles with Seared Beef and Vegetables:
Ingredients
- 1/2 lb. top sirloin beef, sliced 1/4" thick against the grain
- 6 oz. quinoa spaghetti
- 2 scallions, minced
- 4 carrots, cut into matchsticks
- 1 bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
- 3 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
- 2 1/2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
- 1 tbsp. ginger, peeled and minced
- 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp. canola oil
- 1 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
- 1/4 tsp. red chile flakes
- handful of fresh cilantro leaves
- black pepper
- kosher salt

Recipe
  • In a food processor, combine the peanut butter, 1 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 scallion, ginger, balsamic vinegar, 1/2 tsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. sesame oil, red chile flakes, and 2 tbsp. hot water.
  • Blend the peanut sauce until smooth, then set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine the beef with remaining 1 tbsp. soy sauce, 1/2 tsp. sugar, 1 scallion, 1 tsp. sesame oil, and a few grinds of black pepper. Let marinate at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil, season with salt, and add in the spaghetti.
  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions, then drain and toss with peanut sauce.
  • In another skillet, add canola oil and heat until smoking.
  • Cook the vegetables for a minute, until crisp-tender, then add to the peanut noodles.
  • Add the beef to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes, or until seared.
  • Divide the noodles onto plates and top with the beef and cilantro.

Serves two