Friday, May 06, 2005

Hoisin Beef and Edamame Noodles

Hoisin Beef and Edamame Noodles (Adapted from Eating Well)

8 ounces dry soba noodles
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1-2 teaspoons chile-garlic sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
8 ounces trimmed flank steak, thinly sliced
1 cup diced red bell pepper
2 cups frozen shelled edamame, thawed
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

In a large pot of boiling salted water, stir in soba noodles and cook until the noodles are just tender, anywhere from 4-8 minutes. Drain well.

In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, hoisin and chile-garlic sauce (to taste) with cornstarch.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add steak and cook until just cooked through, about 2 minutes. Remove steak and place on a plate. Stir in bell pepper to the juices in the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add edamame and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add ginger and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir hoisin mixture into the pan along with the beef and any accumulated juices. Cook until the sauce is thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat, stir in the noddles and toss well to coat. Sprinkle with cilantro to serve.

Makes about 4 servings.

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