I made one of my favourite easy meals last night to try and steer me away from the cycle of takeaway and Xmas leftovers! The photo is a bit messy because I had a few many to drink round at the neighbours before trying to cook.
This is a modified version of a Jamie Oliver recipe ( The bloke really gets on my nerves but his recipes are really simple and tasty) Its probably not too bad on fat and calories too.
The best steak for this is Ribeye, a nice well marbled piece will give it loads of flavour.
You will need….for 2 people
This only takes about 15 minutes ( plus 1 hour for marinading)
2 x Ribeye steaks
2 tsp Cumin seeds
2 tsp Corriander seeds
1 dried chilli
1 red chilli, choppped
1 large clove of garlic – crushed
1 inch piece of ginger – grated
A large handful of chopped corriander including the stalks
Juice of 1 lemon or lime
splash of olive oil.
toast the spices in a dry frying pan until they become fragrant then crush together in a pestle and mortar. If you don’t have one just use cumin powder, coriander powder and cilli powder!. Season the steak well with salt and then rub the spices mixture over both sides. The Jamie Oliver recipe uses 5 spice but it can be a bit too strong – this version is more subtle, but give it a go with either. Leave the steaks for about an hour.
Put the fresh ingredients into a bowl – these are to toss the steak in once it is cooked to add flavour.
Cook the steaks to your liking then rest them( for the same amount of time that you cooked them) I do my steaks medium rare for this recipe. Quickly fry up the noodle ingredients using a wok while your steak is resting.
1 packet of ready to cook rice noodles
Handfull of beansprouts
1 garlic cloves crushed
1 small onion sliced
Tender stem broccoli, mange tout, green beans or anything similar ( steam it for a few minutes before frying, I just microwaved a packet of ready prepared greens for 2 mins in its pouch.)
I also used a splash of Dumpling sauce which I got from the Chinese supermarket but its not essential.
Lightly fry the onions, garlic and chilli in olive oil and a drop of sesame oil for a few minutes then add the greens and beansprouts and fry for a few more minutes. Add the noodles, a few splashes of soy sauce, a large squeeze of honey and a few dashes of oyster sauce. Keep the noodles moving until they are warmed through and the greens are soft.
When your steak is rested cut into small strips and toss in the bowl of garlic, ginger, chilli , coriander and give it all a good squeeze together with your hands to mix the flavours. Season with salt and serve quickly on top of the noodles with a wedge of lemon or lime. Or just fling it all on a chopping board and put it in the middle of the table like Oliver would, the scruffy sod.
This is a dish that I do slightly different every time though so experiment with it.. change the spice mix, change what you put in the noodles.. just don’t change the type of steak!