You can make this recipe in one of two speeds, one is the ‘I just got home from work and am starving’ speed and other is the ‘I’m having people over for dinner and have time to faff’ speed. Plus you can use chopsticks, who doesn’t love that?!
Ingredients – Serves 2
300grams Denver steak, cut into strips
1tbsp Sesame oil
2tbsp Fish sauce – if you’re not a fish fan, don’t let this put you off, the fish sauce gives the flavour an extra dimension but doesn’t make it taste ‘fishy’
2tbsp Dark soy sauce
2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
1tsp Chinese five spice
2 Portions of soba/buckwheat noodles
2 teaspoons of honey
1 Red pepper, cut into strips
1 Green pepper, cut into strips
225g bamboo shoots
1/2 Red onion – finely chopped
Mix together the oil, fish sauce, soya sauce, garlic, honey and Chinese five spice in a bowl. Add the strips of beef, now this is where the two speeds come into play, if you have the time, marinade the beef for 3 hours in the fridge. If you are in a rush, leave the beef in the marinade while you are preparing the veggies and noodles.
Cook the noodles as per the packed instructions and put to one side.
In a hot pan, cook the strips of beef – the best thing you can do after you have put the beef in the pan is to just leave them and flip only once they are brown. Do not throw away the leftover marinade.
Once the beef is cooked, throw in the veggies and the leftover beef marinade. Once the onions are limp, you’re done!