Hot day here, summer in full steam! Decided to play with a nice fresh summer tasting noodle dish. My wife and I love Vietnamese food, thought I’d try a dish tonight. This is a very quick and simple recipe. The only thing that takes some time is the marinating of a nice flank steak!! (most flavourful)
Marinade for beef: (classic asian mix:)
- 1/4 cup fish sauce
- 2 tbs chopped ginger
- 2 garlic cloves chopped
- 2 tbs soy sauce
- 2 tbs sugar
- 2 lb flank steak
Have this marinating for 4-8 hours, then bring it out and let sit to room temperature (about 30 minutes)
Fire up the grill and cook the steak until medium rare, pull out and set aside. Meanwhile for the salad
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (3 limes)
- 6 tbs water
- 6 tbs sugar
- 6 tbs fish sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp crushed hot pepper flakes
- 1/2 cups fresh chopped shallots (4 small)
- 1 package of dried vermicelli rice stick noodles
- 2 granny smith apples
- 1 package of fresh cleaned spinach
- 1/2 cup of salted roasted peanuts (chopped)
whisk together the lime juice, water, sugar, fish sauce, pepper flakes in a bowl. Stir in shallots.
Boil the noodles for about 4-7 minutes, rinse in cold water, and drain well. Toss into a bowl and pour 1/2 cup of the yummy dressing, and mix.
Core the apple and cut into match sticks, combine with the spinach in a large bowl and add 1/2 cup of dressing and toss.
Thinly slice the meat across the grain, toss some noodles on a plate, layer on the green salad, then the meat. Finish off with some chopped peanuts! THE KIDS LOVED IT!