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Thai-Style Grilled Beef with Noodles

Saturday, 21 May 2011

I was sent a bag of goodies from Schwartz recently. A few bottles of spices, packets of recipe mixes, sauces and one of which, that caught my attention was this Perfect Shake Thai 7 Spice Special Blend. It contains a looooooong list of ingredients: Chilli Pepper, Cumin, Salt, Oregano, Garlic, Dried Garlic, Ginger, Coriander Seed, Dried Lemon Peel, Cumin, Cassia, Dried Chillies, White Pepper, Star Anise, Green Pepper, Onion Powder, Pineapple Powder, Jalapeno Powder, Cayenne Pepper, Cloves. Anything with such a long list of herbs and spices must be super tasty! 

Schwartz Perfect Shake Thai 7 Spice Special Blend

To actually get a real taste of the blend, I decided to serve it with something really easy and simple. Since it's National Grilling Week, a steak would be perfect! I was too lazy to marinate the beef beforehand so I grilled the steak first then infused the meat with flavourings. The beef turned out really good, very tasty and rich in flavours. The blend is pretty versatile, you can use it in stir-fries, salads, pair it with chicken, pork or just vegetables.

Thai-Style Grilled Beef with Noodles
A simple "shake", a perfect meal!

Thai-Style Grilled Beef with Noodles

Printable recipe
By Pig Pig's Corner

Prep time: 25 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Yield: serves 2


Ingredients:
For beef:
For noodles:
  • 2 portions egg noodles (or any other noodles you prefer)
  • 1/2 bulb garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 stalk spring onion - sliced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 1/2 tbs light soy sauce (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vinegar (I used cider vinegar)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbs olive oil
Directions:
For beef:
  • Mix together all ingredients for beef marinade in a bowl and set aside.
  • Grill beef until the doneness you desire. [For mine, I grilled it for 2 mins on a George Foreman grill. Allow 2 mins each side on a very hot cast iron pan.]
  • Rub marinade all over the grilled beef immediately after removing beef from the grill. Set aside and leave to marinade until the noodle is done.
For noodles:
  • Mix together all ingredients for the sauce in a large mixing bowl. Leave aside for later use.
  • Cook noodles according to instructions on packaging. Drain and transfer into the bowl with sauce. Toss to mix.
To serve:
  • Slice the grilled beef and mix beef slices in marinade.
  • Serve beef slices with noodles. Garnish with chili flakes and spring onions.
Note:
  • Ingredients of Schwartz' Thai 7 spice mix: Salt, Chilli Powder (12%)(Chilli Pepper, Cumin, Salt, Oregano, Garlic), Dried Garlic (10%), Flavourings, Ginger, Coriander Seed, Dried Lemon Peel (5%), Cumin, Cassia, Dried Chillies, White Pepper, Star Anise, Green Pepper, Onion Powder, Pineapple Powder (Maltodextrin, Pineapple Juice Solids), Jalapeno Powder, Cayenne Pepper, Cloves.
Thai-Style Grilled Beef with Noodles

Here's a question: Is it better to use superior herb and spice products, or to rely on less healthy options i.e. butter, fat, salt, sugar etc.? Do you think that herbs and spices could replace the fats and other unhealthy flavourings? 

Schwartz Herbs & Spices are available in all major retailers nationwide. For other healthy recipes and more information on the full Schwartz range, visit schwartz.co.uk

And my dear UK readers, don't forget to enter my George Foreman Grill Giveaway!

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