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spicy beef & edamame noodle bowl

In culinary experiments, dinner, easy weeknight meals, ethnic food on 01.01.12 at 6:22 pm

lucky noodles for the new year! i’m not really superstitious, but who wouldn’t welcome a little (or a lot!) of good luck in their lives? ;)

there are all sorts of fun holiday traditions that my extended family does to symbolize good luck, health and prosperity in the new year… place a sprig of fresh grapes above every doorway to bring good wishes into your home. prepare a bowl of 13 different fresh fruits on the table — 1 fruit for every month of the year, and 1 more for a fruitful following year. put coins on each step of the stairway in your house to bring good fortune and prosperity to your family. cook a hearty noodle dish to symbolize long-life and good health for your family. so, in celebration of all things yummy and good in 2012, here’s a yumyumyummers recipe for stirfry noodles. cheers to a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

the beef:
– heat up 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil in large wok on medium heat
– add 2 sprigs of green onions (rooted stems removed, rough chop into sliced rounds)
– add 250g beef stirfry strips to wok
– season w/ ground black peppercorns
– add a dash of sea salt
– season w/ chinese five-spice
– stirfry beef until partially cooked

the veggies:
in the same wok, add the following ingredients to the stirfry beef:
– 1 cup baby carrots (julienne-cut)
– 1 cup edamame beans (deshelled, pre-steamed)
– splash of water
– season w/ ground black peppercorns
– drizzle 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce
– stirfry for 1-2min
– then add 2 cups organic mixed greens
– add 1 cup crimini mushrooms (sliced)
– season w/ ground black peppercorns
– stirfry ingredients together in wok until well combined

the noodles:
– soak 400g brown rice noodles in a shallow bowl w/ warm water for 8-10min, or until noodles are slightly tender
– drain water from noodles in a colander
– add noodles to other ingredients in wok
– drizzle 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce

– stirfry noodles w/ other ingredients until well combined, and the beef is cooked

 

(tip: do not overcook noodles or let the noodles go soggy.)

food styling:
– dish up noodles in a serving bowl w/ plenty of veggies & beef
– season w/ ground black peppercorns
– garnish w/ a sprig of fresh cilantro
– pairs nicely w/ chilled ginger ale

(tip: if red meat isn’t your thing, you can easily substitute the stirfry beef for chicken or prawns, and adjust cooking times accordingly.)

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  1. Red meat is my thing! Seriously, great dish.

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