Sweet hoisin sauce and tangy lime juice balance perfectly in this quick, colorful, Asian-inspired noodle dish. Make it a meal: Dress a cucumber salad with toasted sesame oil and lime juice and enjoy a cup of jasmine green tea. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2007

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add soba noodles (or spaghetti) and cook, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are just tender, 6 to 8 minutes or according to package directions. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, whisk lime juice, hoisin sauce and chile-garlic sauce to taste with cornstarch in a small bowl.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, about 2 minutes. Transfer the steak to a plate using tongs. Add bell pepper to the juices in the pan and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add edamame and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir the sauce mixture and add to the pan along with the beef and any accumulated juices. Cook, stirring, until the sauce is thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add the noodles; toss to coat. Top with cilantro.

Tips

Tips: Hoisin sauce and chile-garlic sauce can be found in the Asian section of most large supermarkets or Asian markets. Both will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 year.

Freezing the flank steak for about 20 minutes will make it easier to thinly slice.

Nutrition Facts

428 calories; total fat 9.2g 14% DV; saturated fat 1.7g; cholesterol 36mg 12% DV; sodium 758mg 30% DV; potassium 443mg 12% DV; carbohydrates 59.9g 19% DV; fiber 4.9g 20% DV; sugar 6g; protein 28.8g 58% DV; exchange other carbs 4; vitamin a iu 1540IU; vitamin c 47mg; folate 60mcg; calcium 90mg; iron 4mg; magnesium 75mg; thiaminmg.

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Tastes great and very simple to make. My dad liked it so much he asked me to make it for his next visit. Claire Arlington VA Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I made this for my 24 yr old son and myself. We both loved it and thought it had excellent flavor. Would highly recommend. Pat Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Doubling the sauce was a good bet - thanks for the suggestion. The downside is that there is a lot of sodium (Na). Wondering if there is some way to double the sauce without doubling the housin sauce which I assume has most of the sodium. If it wasn't so salty would rank higher. twm3 Truckee CA Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was okay but did not have a lot of flavor. This is not a chopstick dinner! The pepper garlic suace is hot add about half to three quarters the amount called for! Scott Pittsburgh PA Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe is DELICIOUS and easy to make. I used a sprouted wheat fettucine noodle instead of the soba noodles/whole wheat spaghetti. It made it heartier. Will make this again and again. Anonymous Medford MA Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Not great but a passable weeknight dinner. Next time I make this I'll double the sauce. The noodles were a little dry. Anonymous Madison Wi Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I loved this reciepe. My kids were a little scared of it at first because it didn't smell like the food at the chineese buffet. After they tried a bite they loved it. I will make this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was a bit flavorless. Also slicing up the steak was a pain. If I were to make it again I would definitely take the advice to double the sauce. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I didn't care for this dish but I am reviewing the dish with changes per other reviewers' suggestions. I do not agree that doubling the sauce is a good idea. I followed that recommendation and the sauce completely overwhelmed the dish. I also don't agree with using a heavier noodle as whole wheat spaghetti noodles seemed too heavy to me. If I were to make this again I'd try pouring the meat mixture over rice instead of noodles and I'd add bok choy or spinach but there are much better recipes on Eating Well so I probably will pass on a second try here. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was a great meal and was an instant favorite in my house! I doubled the sauce as suggested and added garlic and green onion to the sitrfry when the ginger went in. I'm sure these modifications made a huge difference in the flavor of the meal. The grocery store had a sale on top sirloin so I also used that instead. Read More