Big Papi’s Spicy Asian Noodle Beef Salad
1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
2 teaspoons minced fresh mint or 3/4 teaspoon dried mint
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 large sweet red pepper, julienned
1/2 medium cucumber, chopped
6 cups torn mixed salad greens or 1 package of red/white shredded cabbage
1/2 package of Thai rice noodles
Slice across the grain into thin strips; set aside.
Cook noodles according to package directions drain and set aside.
For dressing, combine lime juice, sugar, soy sauce, basil and mint; set aside.
In a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute the jalapeno, garlic and ginger for 30 seconds. Add beef; stir-fry until cooked as desired. Remove beef from pan; gently toss with red pepper and cucumber.
Place greens or shredded cabbage in a large bowl or dive the Thai noodles divide among individual bowls or plates top with salad or cabbage; top with beef mixture. Add dressing to pan and bring to a boil; remove from the heat and drizzle over salad. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.