Tuesday, June 22, 2010

International Incident Noodle Party - Asian Noodles with Pan-Seared Flank Steak

Asian Noodles with Pan-Seared Flank Steak

My friend Jeroxie over at Addictive & Consuming started these International Incident Parties, where every month there is a new theme spanning the cuisines of the world. This month the theme was noodles.  We love noodles here and I'm always curious to try new recipes. To see what others have done on the same theme click here. You'll notice that I'm late on posting but between working and being a mom and a wife well :)

My goal for this challenge was to attempt to make egg noodles myself, however I chose to make this recipe on the same day that I promised a friend that I would make 48 cupcakes for her daughter's birthday party.

That said, I ended up using commercial noodles not the same I know but time was definitely not on my side on Saturday, I however found a great recipe over at Epicurious for Asian Noodles - can't guarantee that its an authentic recipe but what I can say is that it was quick and very tasty !

Asian Noodles with Pan-Seared Flank Steak Bon Appétit | October 2000 

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Yield: Makes 4 servings

1 tablespoon plus 4 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
1/8 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 8-ounce piece flank steak

2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons oriental sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoons minced peeled ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced

Nonstick vegetable oil spray
1 9-ounce package fresh angel hair pasta or 9 ounces thin spaghetti
2 medium carrots, peeled, cut into matchstick-size strips  I used Broccoli instead but used 2 heads
4 ounces fresh snow peas, trimmed, halved diagonally

1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
5 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Mix 1 tablespoon soy sauce, honey and crushed red pepper in glass pie dish.
Add flank steak; turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour or refrigerate up to 4 hours, turning occasionally.
Whisk 4 teaspoons soy sauce, rice vinegar and next 4 ingredients in large bowl for dressing.
Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray; heat over medium heat.
Add steak and cook to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare.
Let cool 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta in pot of boiling salted water until almost tender.
Add broccoli; cook until vegetables and pasta are just tender, about 2 minutes.
Transfer to bowl with dressing.
Add onions and 4 tablespoons cilantro; toss. Season with salt and pepper.
Thinly slice steak crosswise. Arrange steak atop pasta, spooning any juices over.

Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cilantro.

Bon Appétit !
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