Munchies with Moonkat: Week 10

chef kat

Hello everyone! Welcome to the tenth installation of Munchies with Moonkat. Today, I was inspired by a little Asian flavor, thanks to a friend talking about making fried rice. (Thanks for that, Hatch, you made me hungry!) So this is a simple little recipe which suggests using a wok for best results. If you don’t have one, my suggestion would just be to use a large skillet with high sides. It’s Teriyaki Beef Stir-Fry!

noodle stir fry

Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients (Should you choose to make your own – totally optional)

  • 3 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 toe minced garlic (about 3 tsp)

Main Ingredients

  • 3 oz dried soba noodles
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1/2 of a small red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 12 oz boneless sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into thinly sliced bite-size strips
  • 3 cups shredded napa cabbage
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)

1) Instead of soba noodles, you can use multigrain spaghetti – though I personally think this would be kind of weird. So any sort of Asian noodle, really. You could also use udon, theoretically, or even ramen noodles.

2) Rather than red onion, you could do any kind. Likewise with the cabbage, use whatever kind you prefer – or substitute beansprouts, those are always nice.

3) If beef isn’t your thing, or you’re looking for something a little lighter, try chicken or pork.

Cooking Directions
Let’s start with making your own teriyaki sauce: Super easy. Mix the soy sauce, ginger, and garlic together until the ginger is dissolved and everything looks pretty well combined. Now on to the good stuff!

Cook the noodles as instructed, drain them, and return them to their pan. If you have a lid to put on said pan, do it – or do whatever you need to to keep those noodles warm. Stick them in the microwave, even, if you need to. Now you need to make your sauce – do that by combining your teriyaki sauce (whether made fresh by you or store bought) with the water, ginger, and crushed red pepper.

Next, coat your wok or skillet with nonstick spray, and heat over medium-high heat. Add your broccoli and red onion, then voer the wok/skillet and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add your carrots, then cover again and cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until the vegetables are crisp-tender. Make sure you’re still stirring everything occasionally. Once they’re done, remove them from the wok and set them aside to stay warm somewhere.

Then you’re going to add the oil to the wok, and heat it over medium-high heat, then add the meat. Cook it while stirring for 2-3 minutes (if using chicken or pork, make double sure that it’s fully cooked). Then return the vegetables to the wok, and add your cabbage and sauce. Cook everything for about 1-2 minutes while stirring regularly, just until the cabbage is wilted. Serve it over the noodles, and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if you like.


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