Monday, June 14, 2010

Korean-Style Beef Skewers w/Rice Noodles, an idea from Cara


Find the noodles and sambal on the ethnic aisle at the supermarket or in an Asian market.

Price: $2.49 per serving

Pantry Checklist:

  • Less-sodium soy sauce
  • Sugar
  • Sambal oelek (chile paste, such as Huy Fong)
  • Canola oil
  • Fresh lime juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced


1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a zip-top bag. Add beef to bag; seal. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes, turning once. Remove steak from bag; reserve marinade. Thread steak evenly onto 8 (8-inch) skewers. Grill 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Combine reserved marinade and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute.

3. Soak noodles in boiling water until tender; drain. Place noodles in a large bowl. Pour reserved marinade mixture over noodles; sprinkle with onions; toss. Serve with skewers.

Note from Cara: We don't have skewers, so I cut the strips shorter and stir fried them.

Another note from Cara: I just looked at my Korean Beef recipe and realized that I didn't add the sugar when I made it last night. It was delicious anyway and I don't think I would use it next time. Maybe if the things were grilled it would help them to caramelize or something, but for stir fry it was fine without.

Julianna Grimes, Cooking Light, MAY 2010

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