Pad See Ew

This is one of the few steak dishes I enjoy at Thai restaurants. Usually I am inclined to order chicken or tofu. After a recent trip to a sweet local Asian market, I picked up some of the ingredients for this Pad See Ew recipe that I created.

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I think this is the perfect dish to aquatint someone, who may be nervous to try new things,  with Thai food.

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I’m not sure this is authentic but I loved it and it’s Monday, so give me a break.

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start out by marinating the sirloin filet

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next make the sauce and set aside

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then get out your wide rice noodle to soften. you could use thinner noodles but the wide ones are best. (if you are in a rural area and you can’t get to rice noodles, use fettuccine?)

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when the noodles are softened, drain and drizzle with oil so they don’t stick together.

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Now get everything ready so you can work fast. the skillet is going to be hot.

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and just like that, you’re done.

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this dish has a hint of spice from the sriracha with a little sweetness from the brown sugar and fish sauce

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4 tbsp soy sauce, divided

2 tsp brown sugar, divided

1 tbsp  sriracha

1 TBSP rice wine vinegar

3 TBSP fish sauce

1/2 pound sirloin filet, very thinly sliced, almost shaved

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tbsp  sesame oil, divided

4 tbsp  beef broth

10 ounces of wide rice noodles/sticks

2 eggs, beaten

1 bunch green onions, white and green parts, chopped

2 (big) cups fresh broccoli florets

instructions and directions: 

In a small bowl add one tablespoon  of soy sauce and one tsp brown sugar. Stir and add sirloin, toss to combine. Set aside or refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

In a separate small bowl, combine the other 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, the remaining tsp of brown sugar, sriracha, red wine vinegar, fish sauce and garlic.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add rice noodles. Turn off heat and let noodles soften. Drain and drizzle with a little olive oil so they don’t stick together. This should take around 8-10 minutes but don’t let the noodles get mushy.

This is the point where you want all your items to be ready because they cook fast!

Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil on medium high heat and let the oil get hot. Add steak and a tablespoon of soy/vinegar mixture and  cook 3-4 minutes until beef is medium rare. Remove from pan to a plate to rest.

In the same pan, heat the other tablespoon of sesame oil on medium high and add broccoli and a tablespoon of soy/vinegar mixture. Cook 3-4 minutes until tender adding a tablespoon of beef broth, every minute. Add green onion and saute a minute more. Add eggs and stir often until done.

Add softened rice noodles,sirloin and remaining soy/vinegar mixture to the pan. Toss to coat and remove from heat.


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