Summer food means quick and easy meal prep with fresh Irish ingredients that are easy to find. This is a light and healthy dish that incorporates the much loved Irish steak – with a bit of an oriental twist. This Beef Noodle Salad recipe is a delicious way to kick start your summer dining and it’s also a fantastic fakeaway!
– 250g of Irish sirloin steak
– 2 tbsps dark soy sauce
– 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
– 1/4 wedge lime
– 1 tsp brown sugar
– 1/2 tbsp sesame or sunflower oil
– Thumbnail size fresh ginger
– 2 cloves garlic
– 1 birdseye chilli
– Handful cashew nuts (optional)
– Two handfuls bean sprouts
– 2 packets rice vermicelli
– Mixed salad leaves
– 1 red pepper, chopped
– Handful mangetout
– 1 bunch fresh coriander
– Lime wedges to serve
1. Cut the steak into a thin strips and place them into a bowl.
2. Finely chop up the ginger, garlic and chilli and throw them on top of the steak strips.
3. Next add the soy sauce, fish sauce, the juice from the ¼ piece of lime, sugar and the oil. Mix everything together with your hands or a spoon. You can opt to this step the day before if you like – just cover with cling film and place in the fridge.
4. Prepare the rice vermicelli by pouring water over it and allowing it to sit for 3 minutes while you cook the beef.
5. Heat a wok or large frying pan and add the beef strips, bean sprouts and cashews and fry off for about 3 minutes.
6. Prepare your dishes with some salad leaves, top with the drained noodles and beef mixture. Then add some red pepper, mangetout and fresh coriander to each plate or bowl. Toss everything together and serve with a lime wedge.
I’m an Irish food blogger from Donegal, and I am obsessed with food – and in particular, clean & healthy eating. I’ve been experimenting with food since my school days, and I am continuously developing and adapting recipes to keep my body happy and healthy. I always try to make my recipes adaptable – to help suit a wide variety of eaters, so I like to think there’s something for everyone here. I hope that my blog Thyme to Eat may inspire and bring a little culinary delight to your table. You can also find me on Twitter. Happy Feasting!