We eat noodles a lot. A lot a lot. Steve ate the whole pot of these babies. The sauce is a little lighter and more delicate than a lo mein or other Chinese noodles. And it’s nice and gingery.
I added beef to these noodles, but you could make them vegetarian or with chicken, shrimp, pork, whatever you want!
I started by marinading the beef to give it some nice flavor.
Cut the beef into smallish strips (I used sirloin) and place it in a bowl.
Get that ginger peeling.
Using a spoon is a really great way to peel ginger. You get all of the peel off without chunking off any of the good stuff!
Then grate it with a microplane or a ginger grater.
Then grate up a bunch of garlic.
Then add sesame oil.
And soy sauce…
Mix it all up so it is coated real good.
Next grate up some carrots. When they are nice and finely grated they are easy to grab with chopsticks and get nice and caramely quickly.
Get yer scallions sliced up.
Slice up some more ginger too. There are going to be nice big chunks in this one.
Place the carrots and ginger in a bowl and coat them in agave nectar. Toss them up.
Add some butter in a pan.
Add the beef.
Get it caramelized on that side, do not pour in all of the marinade so the beef won’t boil. Then flip it and cook on the other side.
Remove the beef and add the carrot and ginger mixture. Add in the marinade too.
Let it get caramelly too.
Add zee noodles.
Top with chopped scallions and dig in! It’s hard to have restraint when eating these.
- 1/2 lb. stir fry cut beef
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger, 2 Tablespoons sliced ginger
- 3 cloves of garlic, grated
- 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 4 carrots, shredded
- 3 Tablespoons agave nectar
- 2 large scallions sliced
- 2 Tablespoons of butter
- 1/4 lb. soba or chinese noodles
- 1. Toss the stir fry beef with the grated ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Let sit for 10 minutes or refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
- 2. Combine the shredded carrots with the sliced ginger and agave nectar.
- 3. Cook the soba noodles according to the package directions. Rinse when cooked to prevent sticking.
- 4. Heat a large fry pan. Add butter to pan. Add the bee, leaving the marinade in the bowl, and cook in one layer, until it is caramelized and brown. Flip and continue to cook. Total time should be about 8 minutes.
- 5. Remove the beef from the pan. Add the marinade and the ginger and carrot mixture.
- 6. Cook the carrot mixture for about 5 minutes, until browned.
- 7. Add the noodles and return the beef to the pan. Coat the noodles in the sauce and serve with chopped scallions.
- 5. Remove beef from the fry pan. Add the