Thursday, August 14, 2008

Simple Spicy Broccoli & Beef Noodles

Leftovers. We had a BBQ a few weekends back, and Daniel made his famous Spicy Beef Skewers (more about those in another entry), adapted from an original recipe used by Disneyland's Bengal Barbecue (in Adventureland). Well, we had a lot of leftover sauce, and some leftover sirloin steak that hadn't made it to the grill. We also had some veggies that were intended for grilling (broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots) but only half of those made it to the grill (along with olive oil and garlic in cute little foil packages)... so I decided to use the broccoli to make some long-craved [takeout]Chinese-style noodle stir-fry...
His skewers are a tad too spicy for my liking, so, I softened the sauce with some more soy sauce and water, as well as about a tablespoon of peanut butter. Something about peanut butter in Asian stir-fry drives my tastebuds wild... I just love it - a trick I learned from Cooking Light.
I started with the thawed sirloin and stuck it in the freezer (makes for easier slicing) while I gathered/prepared the rest of the ingredients. I blanched the broccoli, melted some peanut butter and started boiling the water for the noodles. Once the water was boiling, I took out the steak and sliced it thin, across the grain. It looked quite like fajita meat, but I was headed to the Far East. I'll be submitting this to Presto Pasta Nights... take a look and find something good to eat!

I tossed the meat-strips into a preheated wok with a few tablespoons of oil, cooked them until they were medium-rare, then topped them with the sauce from Daniel's skewers. Then, I strained the noodles and dumped those on top... mixing them around and adding the melted peanut butter.
Once that was all mixed well (the peanut butter tends to be sticky if you don't work it through), I tossed in the broccoli and mixed just enough to coat the florets with some sauce... I grabbed my tongs and loaded some onto my plate and crushed some peanuts over the top for a good crunch, then happily ate with chopsticks.Stumble Upon Toolbar

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Michele said...

I always have a lot of trouble with stir fry. Yours looks great!

Ruth Daniels said...

I love being able to "dress up" leftovers. This one looks awesome. Thanks for sharing with Presto pasta Nights.

Ivy said...

Hi Corinne. I am now trying to catch up with reading posts.Thanks for passing by and commenting while I was away.
Love your dish and you did a great job with the leftovers.

Lore said...

Simple yet yummy, couldn't ask for more!