Thai Almond Soba Noodle Salad

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Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Asain
Protein: Beef
Cut: Flank Steak, Flat Iron
Prep Time: 1 day 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 day 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Author: Emilie Abijanac

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg ButcherBox Flank Steak or Flat Iron

Marinade

  • 1 Tbsp ginger minced
  • ½ c tamari
  • ½ c mirin
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp sambal chili paste

Thai Almond Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger grated
  • ¼ c lime juice
  • ¼ c tamari
  • ¼ c honey
  • 2 tsp sambal chili paste
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 16 oz jar almond butter
  • 1 13.5 oz can coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ c cilantro roughly chopped

Salad

  • 1 package soba noodles
  • 1 broccoli crown cut into bite-size florets
  • 2 red pepper julienned
  • 2 c sugar snap peas julienned
  • 2 carrots julienned
  • c toasted almond slices

Instructions

  • Put all marinade ingredients including flank steak into resealable, leak-proof bag. Seal and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Remove flank steak from marinade (discard marinade) and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Preheat large, heavy skillet (preferably cast-iron or stainless steel). Add 1 Tbsp of coconut oil. Once oil is hot, sear steak on both sides for 3 minutes per side.
  • Place skillet in oven. Roast for 12 minutes, or until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part reads 120°F. Let rest and cool to room temperature before slicing.
  • Cut flank steak in half lengthwise, then slice thinly against the grain.

Thai Almond Sauce

  • Preheat saucepan. Add sesame oil, garlic, ginger and sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add fish sauce, tamari, lime juice, honey and sambal chili paste, then bring to a simmer.
  • Once mixture begins to simmer, whisk in coconut milk and almond butter. When bubbles start to rise to the surface, pull off heat and let cool to room temperature
  • Once cool, mix in cilantro.

Salad

  • Cook soba noodles according to instructions on package.
  • Rinse cooked noodles in cold water.
  • Toss noodles with vegetables, toasted almond, flank steak and 2 cups of Thai almond sauce in large mixing bowl. Enjoy at room temperature!
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