Grilled Szechwan-Style Steak with Sesame Noodles

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Yield 6 Servings Prep. Time 20 min Cooking Time 16 min Total Time 36 min


Here are the following ingredients:

  • 3 green onions
  • 2 cups (500 mL) sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 2 sweet red peppers, cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) EACH rice vinegar, minced gingerroot and minced garlic
  • 1 lb (500 g) Beef Top Sirloin Cap Grilling Steak, ¾ inch (2 cm) thick
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 pkg (375 g) whole wheat linguine (uncooked)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) hot pepper flakes
  • ½ cup (125 mL) unsalted roasted peanuts

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Follow these cooking methods/directions:

  1. Thinly slice dark green portion of onion tops; set aside. Cut remaining onion portions into 2-inch (5 cm) lengths; toss together with peas, peppers, hoisin, vinegar, gingerroot and garlic on large foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.

  2. Rub beef all over with Chinese five-spice powder. Grill in a closed preheated barbecue over medium-high heat (400°F/200°C) for 6 to 8 minutes for ¾ inch (2 cm) thick steaks, turning twice or more, or until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted in centre of steak reads for 145°F (63°C) for medium-rare at the least. Transfer to a cutting board, cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, cook linguine in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions until tender. Drain well and return to pot. Add reserved sliced green onions, sesame oil and hot pepper flakes, tossing to coat.

  4. Broil vegetables for 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly charred.

  5. Cut steak across the grain into thin slices. Mound Sesame Noodles on plates; top with broiled vegetables and serve with beef slices. Sprinkle with peanuts.