Pacific Rim Grilled Steak & Noodle Salad

Pacific Rim Grilled Steak & Noodle Salad

Pacific Rim Grilled Steak & Noodle Salad



Posted on May 23, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 18 at 1:55 PM

Pacific Rim Grilled Steak & Noodle Salad



Total Recipe Time: 40 to 45 minutes

Marinade Time: 6 hours to overnight

     1 beef flank steak (1-1/2 to 2 pounds)
     Toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions (optional)

Marinade & Dressing:
     2/3 cup teriyaki marinade and sauce
     1/2 cup orange marmalade
     3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
     2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
     4 garlic cloves, minced

Noodle Salad:
     8 ounces uncooked whole grain, whole wheat or regular spaghetti
     2 cups broccoli florets
     1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips
     1 cup carrot, cut diagonally into 1/4-inch slices
     1/2 cup fresh chopped fresh basil and/or mint


     1. Combine marinade ingredients in glass measuring cup, whisking until just blended.
Cover and refrigerate 2/3 cup for dressing. Place beef steak and remaining marinade in plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight, turning occasionally.

     2. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli, bell pepper and carrot during last 3 minutes of cooking; drain. Place pasta mixture in large serving bowl. Stir in basil. Heat reserved 2/3 cup dressing in microwave on HIGH 30 to 60 seconds or until hot, stirring once. Add to pasta mixture, tossing to combine. Set aside.

     3. Meanwhile, remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Place steak on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 16 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 16 to 21 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.

     4. Carve steak diagonally across the grain into slices; sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, if desired. Serve steak with noodle salad.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Cook's Tip:
     One-and-half pounds beef skirt steak or top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick, may be
substituted for flank steak. Grill skirt steak 7 to 12 minutes (for gas, grill 8 to 12 min).      Marinate top sirloin steak 15 minutes to 2 hours. Grill 11 to 15 minutes (for gas, 13 to 16 minutes).

Cook's Tip:
     Noodle Salad can be made ahead. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cook's Tip:
     To broil flank steak, place steak on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 2 to 3 inches
from heat. Broil steak 13 to 18 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once.

Nutrition information per serving, using beef flank steak:
     420 calories; 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 66 mg cholesterol; 926 mg sodium; 51 g carbohydrate; 6.9 g fiber; 33 g protein; 14.4 mg niacin; 0.8 mg vitamin B6; 1.4 mcg vitamin B12; 3.5 mg iron; 56.2 mcg selenium; 5.7 mg zinc; 98.9 mg choline.This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B
6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.