Paula was off from work tonight so we tried out this recipe from the March 2016 Food Network magazine. It looked pretty simple and also like it might taste good. And it did on both counts! Definitely worth trying if you want an Asian dish that is a bit different. It is called Beef Satay Noodles.

Put 8 ounces of rice noodles in a bowl and cover with warm water. Soak at least 20 minutes – while you prepare the rest of the dish. Meanwhile, whisk 1/3 cup of crunchy peanut butter, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of peeled, grated ginger, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a large bowl. Add 1 pound of sliced sirloin steak and mix with a spoon to combine.

Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable or peanut oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add 3 thinly sliced shallots and cook, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add 1 9 ounce package of broccoli slaw and cook, stirring, until it starts wilting, about 3 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a medium bowl. Heat another 1 tablespoon of the vegetable or peanut oil in the skillet and then add the beef mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 4-5 minutes.

Meanwhile, gently stir the noodles to separate. Reserve 1/2 cup soaking water and then drain the noodles. Return the vegetables to the skillet with the beef and stir to combine. Add the noodles and the reserved soaking water as well as 1 teaspoon of Sriracha sauce. Cook, gently tossing, until warmed through, about 3-4 minutes. Top each serving with some chopped fresh cilantro and serve with lime wedges and more Sriracha if desired.

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