Tested till perfect Thai Beef Noodle Salad
Thai Beef Noodle Salad
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Thai Beef Noodle Salad

Flank steak absorbs intense flavours from this marinade. Wear rubber gloves while handling chilies.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2007

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4 to 6


  • 1 1flank marinating steakflank marinating steaks, (about 1 lb/500 g)
  • 1 1English cucumberEnglish cucumbers
  • 1 1carrotcarrots, large
  • 6 oz 6ozwide rice stick noodles
  • 1/4 1/4red onionred onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspchopped fresh coriander
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspchopped fresh mint
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspThai basil leafThai basil leaves or basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchopped unsalted peanutunsalted peanuts


  • 2 tbsp 2tbspsoy sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspsesame oil
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 2 cloves 2clovesgarlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgrated gingerroot
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgranulated sugar


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuphot water
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsplime juice
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspfish sauce
  • 2 2Thai chili pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
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Marinade: In glass baking dish, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, vegetable oil, garlic, ginger and sugar; add steak, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours, turning occasionally. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 12 hours.)

Dressing: In jar with tight-fitting lid, shake water with sugar until dissolved. Add lime juice, fish sauce and chilies; shake to combine. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 5 days.)

Using vegetable peeler, slice cucumber lengthwise into thin strips, slicing around centre seeds. Slice carrot lengthwise into thin strips; set aside.

In large pot of boiling salted water, cook rice noodles for 6 to 7 minutes or until tender.

Drain and chill under cold water; drain and transfer to large bowl. Toss with dressing. Set aside.

Discarding marinade, place steak on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until desired doneness, about 8 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer to cutting board and tent with foil; let stand for 5 minutes. Thinly slice against the grain.

Add cucumber, carrot, onion, coriander, mint and basil to noodle mixture; toss to coat. Divide among bowls or plates; top with steak and sprinkle with peanuts.

Additional information : Herbs to harvest from your Thai herb garden:
Chilies, coriander, mint, Thai basil

Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 363 pro 21g total fat 13g sat. fat 3g
carb 41g fibre 3g chol 31mg sodium 873mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 15 vit A 26 vit C 20
folate 14
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