Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Prep Time
30 Mins
Serves 4

This dish requires some multitasking, but the benefits of creating something this delicious in only 30 minutes are well worth the hustle. If you're entertaining friends, take a more leisurely approach and make the dressing, cook the noodles, and clean the herbs ahead; then at serving time, just cook the steak and combine the ingredients.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Preheat broiler with rack 4 in. from heating element.

Step 2

Meanwhile, put steak in a medium bowl and pour in 2 tbsp. soy sauce, turning steak to coat. Let sit for a few minutes. Make dressing: In a small bowl, combine lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, chile, and remaining 1 tbsp. soy sauce; set aside.

Step 3

Cook noodles in boiling water until tender, about 2 minutes, then drain.

Step 4

Broil steak on a broiler pan, turning once, until done the way you like, about 12 minutes for medium-rare. Let rest 10 minutes, then slice thinly.

Step 5

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat oil until it registers 350° on a candy thermometer. Dust shallots evenly in flour to coat and cook in oil, carefully stirring, until browned, about 4 minutes. Transfer to paper towel to drain.

Step 6

In a large bowl, combine noodles, sliced steak, herbs, and half the reserved dressing. Divide mixture among 4 plates, sprinkle evenly with shallots, and serve remaining dressing on the side.

Step 7

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

beagsley's Review

June 20, 2013
excellent light can save a step by omitting the shallots and just topping with some lightly sauteed scallions and chopped peanuts.sriracha sauce compliments this nicely at the table.I also used a london broil instead of the ribeye,makes it a little leaner.

SarahD's Review

January 17, 2011
Holy deliciousness! My husband asked that this go directly into regular rotation. I had to make a few slight changes based on what I had in the house - thicker rice sticks, no basil and flank steak. I can't wait to try it with the basil! The noodles would be great with any protein or even by themselves as a side. The steak was really an after thought, the noodles were the star.

carolfitz's Review

September 18, 2010
Proportion of rice noodle to beef is off, recommend you double the amount of pasta & omit the dill. Subbed sirloin for ribeye, grilled outdoors.

bbuchel's Review

April 14, 2010
My husband and I LOVED this salad! Add 1 cup shredded carrots and 1 cup julienned cucumbers. Use the whole 7 oz package of rice noodles. Top with crushed peanuts. Delicious! I've already added it to our regular rotation recipe collection.