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
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
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).
Noodle Salad can be made ahead. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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.