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Recipe featured:

Spicy Thai Beef Noodles with a cilantro, mint and ginger sauce


  • 3 3/4 oz. rice noodles
  • 4-5 medium button mushrooms
  • 1/8 small red onion
  • 1/4 red pepper
  • 1/4 green pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 4 oz. leftover steak
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Pinch Kosher salt
  • Pinch black pepper, fine grind
  • 6 Roma tomatoes
  • 4 Tbsp. spicy Thai sauce
  • 2 tsp. fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, room temperature


    Spicy Thai Sauce

  • 1/2 tsp. fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh mint
  • 1 tsp. pickled ginger
  • 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame seed oil
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. Tabasco sauce
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper


    Soak rice noodles in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain well and reserve. Cut mushrooms into quarters. Cut the red onion and peppers into 1/8"-wide julienne. Place the olive oil in a sauté pan set on medium-high heat. Add the vegetables and sauté for 3-4 minutes, then add the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Cut the leftover steak into thin strips and add to the vegetable mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Cut the tomatoes into ¼" julienne and add to the beef with the Thai sauce and minced mint. Place the butter in another sauté pan set on medium-high heat. Add the rice noodles, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes. Place the noodles in center of a plate and top with the cooked meat and vegetables.

    Sauce: Remove the stems from mint and cilantro, then mince and place in a mixing bowl. Drain any liquid from the pickled ginger, then mince and add to the mixture. Add the remaining ingredients in the mixing bowl and blend with a hand blender for 10-15 seconds. Place in bowl and serve on the side.

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