Autumn Dinner Recipes: Main Courses: Asian Steak and Noodle Salad
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Asian Steak and Noodle Salad
2 lbs. flank steak
1½ teaspoons dried hot red-pepper flakes
½ cup thinly sliced shallots (2 medium)
8 oz dried vermicelli rice stick noodles
2 medium Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced into matchsticks
7 oz Asian or Mesclun Salad Mix (about 16 cups loosely packed)
1 cup fresh mint leaves, torn into pieces
½ cup salted roasted peanuts, chopped
Pour marinade into a large ziplock bag. Place steak in bag and press out excessive air and seal bag. Turn bag over 2-3 times to coat meat. Place in a shallow dish (in case it leaks) and chill at least 4 hours and up to 8 hours. Bring steak to room temperature before cooking.
Prepare grill or broiler and cook to desired doneness. Transfer steak to a cutting board and let sit, uncovered, about 15 minutes.
Assemble salad while steak rests: Whisk together salad refresher, hot pepper flakes and shallots. Cook noodles in a 5-quart pot of boiling salted water until just tender (4-5 minutes). Drain and then rinse in cold water and drain again. Transfer to a bowl and toss with ½ cup salad refresher.
Combine apples, greens and mint in a large bowl. Add ½ cup salad refresher and toss well to combine. Thinly slice steak across the grain. Arrange noodles on a large platter and mound greens on top of noodles. Arrange steak slices on greens and sprinkle with peanuts. Serve at room temperature with salad refresher on the side.