Beef Soba Noodles with Spinach and Coconut-Curry Vinaigrette

Photo: Johnny Autry; Food Styling: Charlotte Autry
"Bloom" the ginger, garlic, and curry powder by warming them in oil to round out flavors.

Yield:

Serves 6 (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 35 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 319
Fat 13.2 g
Satfat 4.1 g
Monofat 4.7 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 17.4 g
Carbohydrate 34.4 g
Fiber 4.3 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Iron 5.4 mg
Sodium 450 mg
Calcium 190 mg

Ingredients

1 (8-ounce) boneless sirloin steak
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
8 ounces uncooked soba noodles
8 cups coarsely chopped bok choy
1 pound bagged prewashed spinach
1/2 cup light coconut milk
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon sliced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons Madras curry powder
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Preparation

1. Place beef in freezer.

2. Bring 4 quarts water and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil in a large saucepan. Add noodles to boiling salted water; cook according to package directions. During last 1 minute of cooking, add bok choy and spinach. Cook 1 minute or until greens wilt. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain well.

3. Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, coconut milk, juice, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

4. Combine 5 teaspoons oil, ginger, garlic, and curry in a Dutch oven over low heat; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add reserved coconut milk mixture and noodle mixture; toss well.

5. Heat a large, heavy skillet over high heat. Cut beef across the grain into thin slices; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add beef to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until done. Add beef to pasta mixture; toss well. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Note:

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Mark Bittman,

June 2012