Steak and spring vegetable Lo Mein

Even though it doesn’t really feel like spring right now, when the clouds break over Blackpool you can almost imagine it’s May. Despite the cold weather, I broke out one of my favourite spring steak recipes this week. This steak and spring vegetable Lo Mein is simple but so very effective!

If you’re looking for a simple, quick recipe to make the most of what’s in season right now and some succulent steak, this recipe really delivers!

This recipe serves two but can be scaled up as you need.

Ingredients

  • 250g of steak. Any cut you like. I use rump.
  • 500-600g of spring vegetables.
  • 1 pack lo mein noodles.
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce.
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil.
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar.
  • ½ teaspoon chilli oil.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • 2 tablespoons crushed garlic.
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger.

Method

  1. Mix the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, chilli oil, olive oil, ginger and garlic together to make a marinade. Divide in half. One half in a bowl and the other half in a container.
  2. Slice the steak into thin slices and place in the marinade bowl. Allow to sit for a couple of hours or overnight.
  3. Drain the steak and pat dry.
  4. Heat a wok and add the olive oil. Stir fry the vegetables until tender, around 5 minutes.
  5. Add the steak and fry for a couple of minutes. Then add the noodles.
  6. Add the other half of the marinade to the wok and cook through, around 2-3 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if you have some.

This recipe is so simple and quick to make that it’s ideal for midweek when you’re looking for inspiration. You can buy bags of spring vegetables at the supermarket or mix and match to your own taste. Red and yellow peppers, cabbage, sugar snap peas and carrot make a good mix if you’re looking for inspiration.

The lo mein noodles come dried or ready to cook. If you use dried, cook them in boiling water and allow to drain before adding to the lo mein. You could use classic noodles too if you prefer.

The marinade is powerful yet still allows the steak to sing. It’s a classic Chinese marinade with the holy trinity, chilli, garlic and ginger with complementing flavours to add depth.

Try it and see for yourself just how good it is!

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