Beef Vietnamese Shaking Beef with Noodles and Mint-Cilantro Marinade

posted by Terrytx 02-24-100 10:29 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Vietnamese Shaking Beef with Noodles and Mint-Cilantro Marinade
Recipe By :Houston Chronicle-4/4/98
Serving Size : 2 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Beef Ethnic
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 tablespoons low-salt soy sauce
2 tablespoons dry sherry
2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
3 scallions -- sliced
2 teaspoons sesame oil -- divided
5 cloves garlic, crushed -- divided
1/2 pound steak (flank, skirt, strip or sirloin)

1/4 pound dried or fresh Chinese noodles
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
salt and fresh ground black pepper
Salad herbs
1/2 cucumber
1/4 small head of iceburg lettuce
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint -- divided
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro -- divided
10 dry-roasted peanuts -- finely chopped

For Marinade:
Mix soy sauce, sherry, brown sugar, scallions, 1 tsp. sesame oil and 4 cloves garlic in a small bowl.

Remove fat from meat and cut into 1/2" cubes. Place in marinade, making sure all the meat is covered, for 20 min. While meat marinates, make the Noodles and Salad.

For Noodles:
Bring a pot with 3-4 qts. water to a boil. Add noodles and cook 3 min. or according to pkg. directions. Drain and toss with sesame oil and crushed red pepper. Add salt and pepper to taste.

For Salad:
Peel cucumber and cut into thin strips about 2" long and 1/4" wide. Slice lettuce about 1/4" wide. Layer lettuce and cucumber on a serving platter or divide between 2 plates. Sprinkle 3/4 of the herbs over the cucumber and lettuce, saving the rest for garnish.

To Assemble:
Drain meat from marinade, reserving liquid. Heat remaining 1 tsp. sesame oil in a wok or skillet until smoking, about 3 min. Add remaining garlic clove. Add drained meat in one layer and let sit 1 min. Be sure every piece of meat is touching the bottom of the pan. Either shake the meat loose or turn it with a spoon and cook another 2 mins. Remove meat to a plate and add marinade to pan. Heat marinade in pan 1 min.

To Serve:
Mix warmed marinade into noodles and spoon Noodles over salad. Spoon meat over noodles. Sprinkle with remaining herbs and peanuts.

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