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Thank you to Grandpa Max in Texas for sending me this recipe to try. There were a few ingredients that required a trip to Whole Foods, but who doesn't love a trip to Whole Food every once in a while? Especially, now that they have a gelato counter (well..the one in Sandy Springs does!).
Ginger Beef Salad with Miso Dressing - click here
These were some of the ingredients I had to pick up at Whole Foods. The Miso Paste is in the produce section, with the other soy products. The Ginger paste is also in the produce section, by the fresh herbs. The Chili Paste and the Soba noodles were in the Asian ingredients aisle.
This was the flank steak before going in the broiler. Phil likes his meat medium rare. This is what it looked like after being broiled 2 minutes per side. If you like your meat medium rare, you will probably need to cook the steak for less time than the recipe states. I had my broiler on high, and the rack was close to the coil, so the meat cooked fast. Keep all of this is mind when determining how long to cook your meat for.
I found the dressing a little bland, so I added 2-3 tsp. of soy sauce to bring out the flavors. It made a huge difference, and the dressing was much more flavorful. A little kosher salt would work as well.
When serving this dish, I put the lettuce mixture on the plate, topped it with a few slices of meat, then put some of the cooked Soba noodles on the side. I finished the plate by drizzling the dressing over the top of the entire plate.