Thai Basil Beef with Rice Noodles

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Thai Basil Beef with Rice NoodlesRecipe
Randy Mayor
Make this beef dish for a flavorful Thai dish that will become a fast favorite. Use kitchen shears or a knife and fork to chop the rice noodles into smaller pieces, which will make them easier to toss with the curry-lime juice dressing.
4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup noodles and 1 cup steak mixture)


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8 cups water
1 pound flank steak, trimmed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups (1 1/2-inch-long) slices fresh asparagus (about 1 pound)
4 ounces wide rice stick noodles (bánh pho)
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon Thai red curry paste
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil


Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat.

While pan heats, bring water to a boil in a large saucepan.

Add steak to grill pan; grill 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle steak with salt. Cut steak across grain into thin slices.

While steak cooks, add asparagus to boiling water; cook 2 minutes. Remove asparagus with a slotted spoon. Add noodles to boiling water; cook 3 minutes or until done. Drain; rinse well. Cut noodles into smaller pieces; place in a medium bowl.

While noodles cook, combine sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, and curry paste in a large bowl. Add one-half of lime mixture to medium bowl with noodles; toss to coat. Add steak, asparagus, tomatoes, and basil to remaining lime mixture in large bowl; toss to combine. Serve steak mixture over noodles.

Created date

December 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 328
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 8.6 g
Satfat 3.6 g
Monofat 3.4 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 26.1 g
Carbohydrate 34.9 g
Fiber 3.6 g
Cholesterol 54 mg
Iron 3.2 mg
Sodium 615 mg
Calcium 50 mg