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Peanut Soba Noodles with Steak

  • Prep 1 hr 5 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 4

Soba noodles cooked in a rich coconut peanut butter sauce and topped with grilled steak! Do this. MORE + LESS -

Bev Cooks
September 29, 2014


pound flank steak
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
tablespoons soy sauce, divided
teaspoon garlic salt
large pinch coarse salt
Freshly ground pepper
(13.66 ounce) can coconut milk
tablespoons smooth peanut butter
tablespoons brown sugar
tablespoons sambal oelek (sriracha is fine, too)
Juice from one lime
teaspoon fish sauce
cup chicken or beef stock
- 9 ounces soba noodles (2 to 3 bundles)
cups sugar snap or snow peas, cut on the diagonal
red bell pepper, thinly sliced
scallions, thinly sliced
cup cilantro leaves
Peanuts, chopped (for garnish, if desired)


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  • 1
    Pierce the steak all over with a fork and place in a large sealable plastic bag. Add the olive oil, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, garlic salt, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Seal bag and marinate steak for an hour, and up to overnight.
  • 2
    Brush a little bit of oil on a grill pan and grill the steak on both sides until your preferred doneness. Remove from the pan, cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • 3
    In a large sauté pan, add the coconut milk, peanut butter, brown sugar, sambal oelek, lime juice, fish sauce, the remaining 3 tablespoons soy sauce and stock. Whisk over a medium heat until it starts to lightly bubble.
  • 4
    Add the soba noodles, snow peas and red bell pepper and continue to stir until the soba noodles have softened, 5-8 minutes.
  • 5
    Thinly slice the steak and serve on top of a small mound of noodles and vegetables. Garnish with scallions and cilantro leaves. Garnish with chopped peanuts, if desired. Serve immediately.

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  • Grilled steak. Soba noodles. The richest coconut peanut butter sauce ever. Your face.

    This is some serious luxurious eating. Luxurious, but completely attainable. AND quick. And luxurious. And easy! And, like totally luxurious. 

    Thing is, it's all in the sauce. It's the silkiest blend of coconut milk, smooth peanut butter, a little heat, some salty tones and sweet, sweet brown sugar. And then you add some fresh veggies, some seasoned grilled steak, fresh cilantro and scallions and good heavens, Lawdy Lou. 

    I basically just told you the recipe, but let's get gritty!

    Start by marinating your steak. I threw in a little soy sauce, olive oil, salt and pepper, and then I let that mess sit overnight. Boomidy.

    Get some snow peas and a red bell pepper all nice and sliced. 

    Then you'll get that glorious sauce going. To a pan add some coconut milk, peanut butter, sambal oelek, brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce and fish sauce. Don't be scared of the fish sauce! It TRANSFORMS the sauce. Fo' serious.

    Once it's all lightly boiling, add the soba noodles, snow peas and pepper slices. Let it simmer and soak for just a few minutes and theeeen….

    Ugh. It's just so, so good. 

    In the meantime, grill your steak! I think I overcooked mine juuuust a tad, but you may like it closer to medium. Whatever you dig, do that. Then give her a nice pretty slice. 

    Uh, yeah. Noodles and veggies on the bottom, steak on the top, garnished with cilantro and scallions.


    Total autumn eating, yo.

    Or anytime eating, really. For more musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.

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