Enjoy a healthy Asian inspired recipe for Marinated Steak Stir-Fry tonight.

2 smallish steaks (+- 200 g each) use rump, ribeye or sirloin
1 x 200 ml Ina Paarman’s Honey & Soy Coat & Cook Sauce
boiling water
150 g rice noodles (about half a pack)
2 T (30 ml) Ina Paarman’s Beef Stock Powder
200 g cherry tomatoes, halved
2 t (10 ml) Ina Paarman’s Lemon & Black Pepper Seasoning
1/4 smallish cabbage, finely sliced
+- 200 g broccoli, cut into florets
2 large carrots cut into julienne strips
peanut or canola oil
200 g sliced mushrooms
1/2 -1 t (2,5-5 ml) Ina Paarman’s Chilli & Garlic Seasoning
sliced spring onions to garnish

How to
PREPARATION: (can be done well in advance)
Place the steaks on a plate and pour half the Honey & Soy Sauce over. Leave to marinade for at least 20 minutes at room temperature.

Pour boiling water over the noodles, add and stir the Beef Stock Powder through. Leave to stand for 20 minutes. Strain, but reserve 1/2 cup of the stock. Season tomatoes with Lemon & Black Pepper Seasoning.

Microwave, separately, the sliced cabbage, broccoli and carrots with 3 T of water for 4 minutes each. Keep on one side, uncovered.

Scrape the excess marinade off the meat and reserve marinade. Preheat a dry wok or heavy based frying pan until very hot. Oil the steaks on both sides. Immediately lay the oiled steaks on the hot surface. Cook until nicely browned on one side, turn and brown the other side. Don’t overcook, the steak must still be slightly rare in the middle.

Remove the steak to a plate, tent with foil and leave to rest. Add a little oil to the pan and stir-fry the tomatoes. Remove from the pan and keep on one side.

Add a little more oil. Sir-fry the cabbage, broccoli, carrots and mushrooms all together. The vegetables will be wilted, but still crisp and brightly coloured. Add the reserved stock, all the Honey & Soy Sauce (remaining from meat as well as the other half left in the packet). Add strained noodles. Stir through and pull the pan to one side.

Slice the meat across the grain into fine slices. Gently toss the sliced meat and roasted tomatoes into the vegetable mix. Add any juices from the meat and tomatoes. Taste and season with Chilli & Garlic Seasoning. Top with sliced spring onions and serve.

By: Ina Paarman

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