It’s no secret that I love Japanese food. Sushi, Ramen, you name it! There is that cleanliness and finesse about Japanese food that makes it so unique to other Asian cuisines and this Sesame Beef salad is the perfect example. Using fresh snap peas, lean slices of beef and a zesty Asian style dressing.
What are soba noodles ?
Soba noodles are Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour and water. They are slippery and super slurpable. Not only are they fun to eat but they have a wonderful nutty flavor and slick, soft texture.
Delicious soba noodle with beef and sesame seed
- 600 g beef filet
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- Salt and pepper
- 270 g soba noodles ( buckwheat noodles)
- 100 g snow peas
- 100 g snap peas
- 3 large radishes thinly sliced
- 1/2 cucumber thinly sliced
- 2 scallions finely sliced
- 1 tsp white sesame for garnish
For the dressing
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp mirin
- Grated zest of 1/2 a orange
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- Preheat the oven to 200 °C . Heat a cast iron pan until nice and hot. Rub beef tenderloin with canola and sesame oil and season with salt and pepper. Sear the beef on all sides until golden brown. Transfer to a pan and cook for 20-25 minutes. Once cooked to your liking, take it out and leave it for 1 minute before cutting it into strips.
- While the beef is cooking, place snow and snap peas in a bowl. Pour boiling water over them so that they turn a nice bright green but are still nice and crunchy. Drain and rinse under cold water and then combine with about half of the scallions and all of the radish and cucumber slices.
- For the dressing, place all the ingredients in a bowl, stirring a few time so it's all combined.
- To serve, divide the cooked soba noodles among the four plates. Using your fingers toss the salad with a bit of the dressing, then place a pile onto the noodles. Fan out the beef among the noodles and to top it all of, drizzle the dressing and remaining scallions. Enjoy!