Beef and Udon Noodles
This is a very easy and quick meal that can be made in about 15 min which is great for a midweek meal on our house when I don’t feel like cooking that much.
You need to start with a good cut of beef that will be tender without being cooked long.. Sometimes I will use tenderloin (Filet Minion) or sirloin, but this time I asked my butcher for what was best and he gave me a great 2 pound roast that I was able to slice up when I was ready to use it and it was absolutely perfect. Talking to the butcher is always a good idea.
For the Beef:
- 2 lbs of sliced beef
- 2 tsp of Tamari (or dark soy sauce)
- 2 cloves of garlic chopped
- 2 tsp of rice vinegar
- 1 tsp hoisin
For the rest of the meal:
- 2 Sweet Red Peppers sliced
- 3 cloves of garlic chopped
- 1 knob of ginger chopped
- 2 tbsp Hoisin
- 2 tbsp Oyster sauce
- 2 tsp Tamari
- 800g of Udon Noodles
- bunch of green onions (roughly chopped)
Start by Marinating your beef… Just throw the ingredients together and massage it into the beef a bit. You can marinate the meat for a few hours or a few minutes, it is up to you and how much time you have…
Heat up a skillet to a high heat and add a tsp of oil and stir fry your beef. Don’t overlook it, you want it still a bit red as it will continue cook after it is out of the pan and will be added back and will cook a bit more after. You do want to get nice brownish bits on it though.
Take the meat out of the skillet and set aside.
In the same hot pan, add a bit of oil if there is none left.
Add most of the green onion to the pan (reserve some for garnish), add the garlic and the ginger and stir fry until fragrant. Add the red peppers and cook until soft but still slightly crisp.
Add the Udon noodles. I couldn’t Udon noodles before unless I went to a grocery store closer to Montreal, but now I can easily find them at most of the grocery stores around me now. They come packaged like this and are pretty cheap and are delicious. And this comes from someone who does not like pasta.
So add the noodles and then add the Hoisin, Oyster sauce and the Tamari. Stir around quickly and lower the heat and add the beef.
Let it all cook together for another minute or two and it is done.
That is all…
Doesn’t it look delicious?
it is… it really is…