Project 366 - 1 | 2010.4.17
Project 365 2010 April 17 107/365
Thai Beef and Noodle Stir-Fry
1 lb beef suitable for stir-fry, cut into strips
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar (or dry white wine)
1 Tbsp Hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp corn starch
Toss all ingredients together and marinate while you prep the vegetables and noodles.
1 small can of coconut milk
You can use any sort of noodles. Prepare according to package directions and set aside until later. Make whatever serving you wish. For this I used 6 cups of rotini noodles.
For the vegetables I used a mixture of carrots, broccoli, Shitake mushrooms, red and green peppers, some garlic, ginger. Use whatever you have on hand.
Using a wok heat 1 Tbsp of oil. Place beef strips in a single layer (may need to do it in batches) and sear on one side for 2 minutes then the other side. It is very important not to toss or mix the beef. You want caramelize the beef. Transfer to a dish between frying.
After beef is finished pour 1/4 coconut milk into wok and quickly scrape beef bits and lower the heat. This is a short minute of stirring. Raise heat again and stir fry the vegetables for 2-3 minutes. Pour remaing coconut milk in and add the juice of the lime. Lower heat, cover and simmer of 3 minutes. Finally, remove lid and toss in noodles and reserved beef and gently reheat for 1-2 minutes.