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Sunday Supper -- Spicy Soba Noodles with Broccolini and Steak

Sundays are my days for cooking.  Usually something healthy that I can eat through the rest of the week.  This go around, I spied some grass fed flat iron steaks at the market. I'm a fan of the flat iron cut. It can be tougher than some other cuts but it's also chock full of flavor. I find if you cook it right and cut it against the grain, there's no toughness. 

Here's what I did. For the steak, I seasoned it with Kosher sald and fresh ground pepper and let it sit out until it came to room temperature. Once it did, I cooked it in a searing hot pan with a wee bit of olive oil. How long you cook it is up to you. I like my steak medium rare so I cooked it about 3-4 minutes on each side. Then I let it rest before slicing it against the grain.

For the noodles and veggies, I first blanched the broccolini in salted water then ran cold water over them after drained to stop the cooking. I then sauteed in some olive oil (actually to tell the truth, I had also cooked up some chicken thighs to have for the week so I cooked the broc in the same pan so as not to let all those fine pan drippings go to waste). 

I cooked the soba noodles according to package directions (about 6 minutes) and then tossed them with the veggies, fresh cilantro and a sauce of canola oil, sriracha, chili flakes, rice vinegar and sioy sauce. I served it up with the sliced steak atop the noodles. Delish!


Reader Comments (3)

Simple food is best! Your dinners sound delish. I will try this soon.

07.30.2016 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

Wow that looks so good! I started rubbing fresh ground pepper and sea salt and letting the steak sit until room temperature this Summer. The flavor was intense, it was amazing what just a little salt and pepper can do for a steak. The sriracha must give the dish a nice kick too.

09.19.2016 | Unregistered CommenterJason

This is another dish that appeals to me....the only difference is that I like mine medium well, and this appears medium rare. The veggies and noodles are just the right serving size and look delectable. I am so glad I found this blog.because it is about portion control. My portions never look like this, lesson learned.

02.23.2018 | Unregistered CommenterDreykini

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