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Japanese Pan Noodles with Steak

Servings 4
I really love the flavor of pan-fried noodles with steak, and you can enhance this dish by adding in more of your favorite vegetables. To create this recipe at home, you will need:

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil (¬†( I prefer to use extra virgin olive oil for this recipe ))
  • 1 lb. sirloin steak (( make sure that the steak is sliced thin ))
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 3 cups udon noodles (( this is about 2 packets ))
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 2 julienned carrots
  • 1 crown broccoli
  • 1/2 cup sweet soy sauce (( recipe below ))
  • chives to garnish
  • toasted sesame seeds to garnish
  • cilantro to garnish

Sweet Soy Sauce Recipe

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp. mirin (( you can use sherry or another sweet wine if you have it on hand ))
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. freshly ground ginger (( the powdered spice will work as well ))
  • 1 tsp. chili garlic (( sriracha can be substituted if you do not have the chili garlic sauce ))
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch (( mixed with 2 tbsp. of water to thicken the sauce ))

Instructions 

  • Start by cutting the broccoli into small florets
  • Add the broccoli and the carrots to a saucepan of boiling water and allow them to blanch for about a minute.
  • After this time has passed, immediately dip the vegetable in a cold water bath so that the cooking process stops.
  • When the vegetables cool, drain them, and set them aside for later.
  • In a wok, heat a tablespoon of olive oil medium-high heat.
  • In the meantime, coat the steak in flour and cook it for about three to five minutes in the wok.
  • When the steak is cooked to the desired doneness, you can begin cooking the noodles.
  • Add another tablespoon of oil to the same pan, and they stir-fry the noodles for about two to four minutes.
  • Then, toss in the mushrooms and continue to stir fry it until the mushrooms are browned and wilted.
  • Add in the blanched vegetables that you set aside, and give another two minutes to cook.
  • Coat the noodles in the sweet soy sauce and the steak, and allow it to heat for about a minute.
  • Before serving, garnish the dish with the toasted sesame seeds, chives, and cilantro.

Sweet Soy Sauce Recipe

  • To start, heat the oil in a small saucepan.
  • Then, over medium heat, saut√© the garlic for about 30 seconds.
  • Once the garlic has browned a bit, add the mirin and cook for another 30 seconds to a minute.
  • Whisk the soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, and chili sauce into the saucepan, and bring the mixer to a simmer.
  • In a glass, combine the cornstarch and the water until there is no cornstarch left, and then slowly stir it into the sauce.
  • Continue to cook and whisk the sauce for about three minutes so that it can be thicken.
  • This recipe makes about 1/2 of a cup of a sauce, which be enough to cover the pan-fried noodles that you are preparing.
  • This sauce also goes well over rice dishes, so feel free to try it with other dishes if you enjoy it.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese Pan Noodles