The influencing factor for this dish will most likely come from the salad mix dressing you are able to find. Of course, if you don’t have one available you can make your own salad and simply squeeze over a fresh lime and enjoy.

With dried rice noodles readily available, add them to your kit for something different to the regular, fried instant noodle regime. Any meat can be used, but this recipe is a great way of stretching smaller portions of good quality steak amongst a couple of hungry riders, bulked up with fibre rich salad and filling rice noodles. The inspiration for making this dish, came from a small packet of chopped peanuts I had in my pack leftover from a fast food restaurants ice cream (no judgement please!).

Ingredients:

100gm dried rice stick noodles

300gm steak (rump, New York strip or similar cut)

1 x packet of Asian inspired pre-packed salad with dressing

1 x small cucumber, thinly sliced

1 x lime, halved

Chopped peanuts (optional)

Method:

  1. Bring a medium sized pot of water to the boil. Cook noodles for 2-3 minutes or until just opaque. Drain and cool in fresh cold water.
  2. Place a fry pan over high heat. Lightly oil steak, season with salt. Cook for 1-2 minutes  each side, depending on thickness, and allow to rest for a minute before slicing thinly across the grain. Cook for longer if you prefer your steak more cooked.
  3. Drain noodles, divide between plates. Combine dressing, salad mix and cucumber. Dress by holding the salad bag closed and shaking vigorously to coat ingredients with dressing.
  4. Divide salad between plates, top with sliced steak. Scatter with peanuts. Serve, squeeze over lime before eating.

Tips:

  • Remember the less than 4-hour rule if you are planning on travelling with no cooling method after purchasing fresh meat
  • For extra flavour, grill the lime, cut side down whilst cooking the steak. Be careful as the juice may be very hot when you squeeze it

Substitutions:

  • Chicken, pork, lamb or fish can all be used in place of beef
  • Any crunchy salad ingredients such as capsicum, bean sprouts or tomatoes can be added
  • Top with any nuts such as cashews or macadamias if you wish

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