Flank steak, perfectly seasoned and pan seared, sits on a bed of tender egg noodles in a creamy peanut butter sauce. Dinner in 20 minutes!
This weekend was awesome. First off all, I had off. For those of you who work in retail or have a non-9-to-5 job, you get what I'm saying. Second, I got to meet some great food bloggers at R2L, an awesome event organized by Wendy at La Phemme Phoodie!
R2L is a stunning restaurant located on the 37th floor of Liberty Place and Chef Daniel Stern did a wonderful job of pulling out all the stops by serving wonderful appetizers, drinks and preparing a flawless selection of dishes for us 'foodies' to photograph and indulge upon. Photographer Eric Mencher gave a nice talk covering some photography basics and Visit Philly and Philly Homegrown introduced myself to their efforts with FoodSpotting and interest in local blogger scene.
All in all everyone did an outstanding job of throwing a great meet-up and it was a pleasure to be able to attend. Even if I did have to immediately run off to buy a new washing machine to replace the one that decided bite the dust earlier that day.
To see some photos of the event, please check out the images at the bottom of the page.
An unrelated note to the above: if you would like to sneak this flank steak with peanut butter noodles on the table without any argument, hide the jar of peanut butter before your better half sees it.
Quick Dinner Fixins: Flank Steak with Peanut Butter Noodles
From America's Test Kitchen 30-Minute Suppers Spring 2011
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 3 tbs fish suace
- 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
- 4 teas Thai red curry paste
- 2 teas sugar
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 (9 oz) package fresh Chinese egg noodles, rinsed
- 4 scallions, sliced thin on bias
- 1 flank steak (about 1 ½ lbs)
- 1 tbs vegetable oil
Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil in pot. Meanwhile, blend peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, fish sauce, garlic, curry paste, and sugar in blender until smooth.
Add 1 tbs salt and noodles to boiling water and cook until tender. Drain, run under cold water to cool, drain again. Toss noodles with ½ cup peanut butter sauce and scallions. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Pat steak dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Cook steak until well browned, 3 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer to cutting board, tent with foil, and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice steak thin against grain. Transfer steak to platter. Serve with remaining peanut sauce.
La Phemme Phoodie says
So glad you were able to join us. It was great to finally meet you. Love your pics!
i ate a sandwich last night. in a cooking slump. I need to whip up things like this dinner
Peanut butter noodles ... that sounds strange, yet interesting. I've had a great many things with peanut butter, some pretty strange combinations too. This will be next.
Blog is the New Black says
Oooooh, cooking flank steak this week! YUM!
Belinda @zomppa says
Peanut butter, eh? The secret ingredient!
Wow, peanut butter noodles. How awesome!
Cassie//Bake Your Day says
Peanut butter noodles...love! Sounds like a great side dish, can't wait to try!
Hide the jar is right, I'd have to be really sneaky to get the Mr. to eat this. Better yet I could just keep it all for myself!
Hester aka The Chef Doc says
Ooh! The weekend sounds wonderful and your dish looks uber-fab 🙂
OOO peanut butter noodles are so yummy! I know a lot of people that are freaked out by them, but I think they are fantastic!
Betty Ann @Mango_Queen says
Great post on the Philly Writers Meet-Up! It was wonderful to meet you. I had a great time. It was worth the long drive fr NJ for me. Catch you on the blogosphere!
Lauren at Keep It Sweet says
I still can't believe we were in the same city and I didn't get to meet you! Hopefully next time:-) Gorgeous photos!
Peanut Butter Noodles sounds like a very new idea!And the assortment from the event looks lovely - no doubt you had a great time:)
Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) says
Love me some peanut butter noodles. These look yummy!
Emily Malloy @Cleanliness says
Your photos of the day came out beautifully! It was so great to meet you at this event 🙂
It was great to meet you too!
amanda @ fake ginger says
I fed my husband peanut noodles once and he said he'd divorce me if I ever did it again. I love them so much though! This whole meal looks so perfect. I need to make it when he's out of town.
Lol, I'm glad I'm not that only one who got shot down on these.
Betty Ann @Mango_Queen says
Great recipe and nice recap! It was good to meet you and the rest of the Philly food bloggers. It was so much fun! Catch you soon on the networks!
I love how you've presented the dish in your photos--and against my healthier instincts, I love peanut butter noodles.
Dionne Baldwin says
Haha! I totally have to do that if I want my other half to eat this! Sometimes he'll eat peanut sauce it's weird.
I really REALLY love your photography style.
Maybe if I made these peanut butter noddles I could have them all to myself. 😀 I'm not sure what is in that photo with the demitasse cup but that one caught my attention. I would love that framed above the little counter in my kitchen...
Thank you (actually hated the flank steak and pb noodle pics myself) annnd I was a terrible foodie blogger and didnt write down any of the food I was photographing but Im sure I could find out what it is for you. I can send you the print without the watermark if you want.
That looks absolutely incredible! I'm glad you had a good time with all the foodies and your pictures are stunning (as always!)
Kristi Rimkus says
Flank steak served with peanut butter noodles. I know my husband and son would love this!