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Beef Soba Noodles with Spinach and Coconut-Curry Vinaigrette

Photo: Johnny Autry; Food Styling: Charlotte Autry
Hands-on time 35 mins
Total time 35 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)
"Bloom" the ginger, garlic, and curry powder by warming them in oil to round out flavors.


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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