Stir Fry Udon Noodles with Beef and Broccoli

Stir Fry Udon Noodles with Beef and Broccoli
I recently spied upon a new product while strolling the aisles of my grocery store - udon noodles.  The long, fat, and round Japanese noodles hold up well to a quick stir fry or as a staple in soup.  Taking only minutes to prepare, they are the star of Sir Fry Udon Noodles with Beef and Broccoli.

After a quick 15 minute marinade in a sweet and salty mixture, a few slices of beef tenderloin are seared in a hot wok.  Next, fresh red peppers and mushrooms along with the crisp broccoli florets take a stir fry around the pan.  The udon noodles and a sauce highlighted by honey and savory oyster sauce are mixed in with the vegetables.  Added back in is the beef for a final quick reheat, and the Asian noodle dish is ready to serve.

Stir Fry Udon Noodles with Beef and Broccoli

serves 4

marinade --
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons brown sugar

3/4 pound beef tenderloin, thinly sliced

sauce --
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon honey

4 teaspoons peanut oil, divided
1/2 red pepper, small dice
10 button mushroom, sliced
2 cups broccoli
1 (14.2 ounce) package udon stir fry noodles 

In a resealable bag, combine the ingredients for the marinade.  Add the beef and marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature.

Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl; set aside.

Heat a wok or large saute pan over high heat and add 2 teaspoons for oil.  Remove the beef from the marinade and quickly sear until it just begins to brown on all sides.  Remove to a bowl.  Add the remaining oil to the pan along with the red pepper and mushrooms.  Stir fry for 2 - 3 minutes.  Add the broccoli, cover pan and steam vegetables for about 2 - 3 minutes.  The broccoli should remain slightly crisp and not become mushy and fall apart.  Add udon noodles and sauce mixture and stir to coat.  Add beef back in and stir to just reheat.  Serve.

1 comment:

teresa said...

oh this sounds so good and flavorful!