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Asian Beef Noodle Salad
Photo by Iain Bagwell

Vietnamese Steak Noodle Salad

Marinate a 1 lb. rib-eye steak in 3 tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce. Broil until done the way you like, let rest, then slice thinly. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix 6 tbsp. fresh lime juice, ¼ cup Thai fish sauce, 2 tsp. sugar, and 1 red jalapeño chile, halved and sliced thin. Pour half of dressing over 4 oz. cooked thin rice noodles. Add sliced steak and 1 cup mixture of fresh dill, basil, mint, and cilantro leaves. Toss together and top with 2 sliced shallots tossed in flour and quickly fried in vege­table oil. Serve with remaining dressing.

Recipe:  Vietnamese Steak Noodle Salad

Fast & fresh tip: Shave, don't pick herbs  Rinse bunches of fluffy herbs under water, then hold upside down and shave off leaves with a sharp knife.

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