- 1 1/2 tbl miso (i used red) or soy sauce
- 1 tbl honey
- 1 tbl rice vinegar
- 1 tbl hot water
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tbl sesame oil
- 3 sliced green onions (scallions)
- 1/2 red pepper
- handful or cilantro
- 1 cucumber
- udon noodles (you could use spaghetti or angel hair)
- grilled steak
last week i was completely obsessed with getting my garden together (post tk). i built raised beds, had compost delivered, built a fence and finally, planted all my seedlings. cooking was honestly the last thing on my mind. this week, i could not wait to get back into the kitchen.
this weekend i got my hands on a lot of great recipes. this being one of them. my friend told me about this miso cucumber salad that she makes and how great it is. i was intrigued. mostly because i have miso paste in my house that is going to waste. i loved the idea of another cucumber salad, all my life i have been eating the same vinegar with onions, a change is nice.sunday afternoon we made the miso salad, and with the left over dressing, we marinated steak. let me tell you, i could totally skip out on the cucumber salad, even though good, it made the best marinade. we ended up eating out for dinner, and i knew monday night would be a bust because e and i had a meeting and dinner was going to be leftovers. while in school with p i started day dreaming about the steak and how maybe throwing the cucumbers together with some udon would actually make it a little bit more interesting.p and i bbq’d the steak and threw together a quick udon salad. we both gobbled up lunch, she asked for 2nds.
miso cucumber-udon salad with grilled steak adapted from cooking light magazine
to prep: cook your noodles and cut, chop and slice your cilantro, cucumber and pepper, add to a bowl. get your steak ready and put in a ziplock bag.
- in a measuring cup or bowl, whisk the miso, honey, oil, vinegar, hot water, and red pepper flakes. pour 3/4 over your cucumber, pepper and udon and mix, cover and refrigerate.
- take the other 1/4 and pour over your steak. zip up your baggie and smush the marinade around to coat all of the steak. let the steak marinate for at least an hour.
- when you are ready, throw the steak on the bbq and cook to your liking. plate your udon and place sliced meat over with some chopped cilantro.
this was quite a lunch. pretty much filled me up till i ate it again for dinner