Hubby is working a late shift tonight and I wanted to rustle up something quick, easy and above all healthy for dinner. My boys requested sausages, home made chips and beans so after I settled them down with their food I set to work on making mine.
A quick look on my bookshelf led me to a book I hadn’t bothered with for ages..”Cook Yourself Thin”. I remember the TV show a few years ago and I really enjoyed it so I bought the book with good intentions but didn’t really use it at all, silly me! So I had a quick look through and was immediately drawn to a recipe for Ho Fan beef noodles which really took my fancy. I didn’t stick to the exact recipe in the book (I never usually do when I’m cooking!) Here’s the recipe with some very minor alterations noted at the side:
Ho Fan Beef Noodles Serves 2
- 100g wide rice noodles *(I used dried egg noodles)
- 200g lean sirloin steak, trimmed of all fat
- Olive oil spray
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
- 2cm knob of ginger, peeled and finely shredded
- 3 spring onions, cut in half widthways then lengthways through the middle
- 10 small shiitake mushrooms, 5 large ones cut in half *(I was out of mushrooms so I added some babycorn instead, added a nice crunch)*
- 100g broccoli, sliced lengthways through the middle
- 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
- 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced
- 1 red chilli, sliced
- 3 tablespoons premium oyster sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
1. Boil the kettle. Place the rice noodles in a large bowl, pour over the boiled water and cover with clingfilm. Leave for five minutes or until tender. *(I just boiled the dried egg noodles for 5 mins in boiling water then rinsed them with cold water)*
2. Drain and rinse under cold water to prevent them sticking together (they will heat up again when you add them to the stir-fry).
3. Heat a griddle pan until smoking. Spritz the steak with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
4. Place the steak onto the griddle pan and grill for one to two minutes on each side. This will give you a nice medium-rare steak.
5. If you like it more or less cooked, change the cooking time accordingly, but remember that when you add the steak to the stir-fry it will cook a little more.
6. Remove from heat and leave to rest for five minutes. Slice thinly widthways.
7. To make the sauce, mix the ingredients together with a splash of water.
8. Heat a wok. Add the olive oil and throw in the garlic, ginger, spring onion, shiitake mushrooms/babycorn, broccoli and peppers and stir-fry for two minutes.
9. Pour over the sauce, and add the noodles and steak. Give it a big stir until combined and serve topped with the chilli.