Beef Stir fry Noodles, what’s not to love?
If you know me well, you’ll know I love Pasta dishes. I’m always out to find new recipes, especially the Asian inspired recipes. My favourite is Beef Stir Fry Noodles and my best pasta to use is Capellini. For this recipe, you can use any thinly cut pasta or the traditional egg noodles. I’ll be using Capellini.
You don’t have to use the same veggies as stated, you can mix and match to suit your taste buds or health preferences. The main ingredients which almost can’t be compromised are Oyster sauce and Soy sauce as they bring out the Asian flavour really well.
You can also choose to use Chicken or Pork for this recipe or even do without and just make it a vegetable stir fry.
This Beef Stir Fry Noodles has a Singaporean twist to it, the only difference is, I won’t be using curry at all. Let’s get started…
150g egg noodles/any thinly cut pasta of your choice
150g beef thinly sliced
1/2 red, yellow and red bell pepper thinly sliced
1 medium onion thinly sliced
1 carrot thinly sliced
1 stalk spring onions thinly sliced
100g mushroom sliced
1/2 cup cut green beans
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons cooking oil
3 tablespoon soy sauce
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon mixed herbs
1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
1 bullion cube
Mix the cumin powder, ginger, 1/2 of the garlic, one tablespoon sunflower oil, bullion cube,Chinese 5 spice, mixed herbs and salt together. Mix with the beef and refrigerate for a least 2 hours.
When it’s marinated, cut into thin slices and set aside
Get your core ingredients ready…..
Bring a pot of water to a boil, drop in the rice noodles/pasta…Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt if you’re using pasta, you don’t need salt if you’re using noodles, they contain salt already. Cook noodles according to package instructions. Boil noodles/pasta till tender but firm, drain and let it air dry in a colander, stir occasionally to avoid clumping up….
Next, add two tablespoons of oil into a wok or large frying pan on medium heat. When it’s hot, add the marinated beef… Stir and fry till it loses it’s pinkness and goes brown…
Scoop out the beef and set aside…
Increase the heat to moderately high. Into the same wok/ frying pan (don’t wash or clean it, we need to meat juice to enhance the taste of the stir fry), add another tablespoon of oil, add in the onions, saute for a minute then the remaining garlic, sauté for another 30 seconds or till fragrant (be careful not to burn the garlic)…
Now, add the vegetables, starting with the carrots, sauté for a minute…Then the peppers, sauté for another minute…Then the spring onions and cut beans…Sauté but do not over cook. (Do remember you’re working with high heat, so you’ve got to be pretty fast).
Now, add the sesame oil and combine. Next. add the mushrooms and continue to stir till mushroom is cooked…
Now, add the Soy sauce and Oyster sauce.. Mix with the vegetables thoroughly.
Now add the beef back into the wok…..
Reduce the heat to medium at this time, add the cooked noodles, combine all together with a tong or two chopsticks… Cook for a further minute and you’re done. Your beef Stir fry noodles is ready to eat….
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