Spicy beef with somen noodles and okra

I love strolling my Asia supermarket and look for things I haven’t tried before. Like this Japanese somen noodles. I’ve tried a lot of Asia noodles but it’s the first time I came across somen noodles. I like the shape and colour of these wheat flour noodles. It’s the perfect noodle for this spicy minced beef with somen noodles and okra. 

It’s a great weeknight dinner, quick and easy to prepare and any leftovers make a delicious office lunch the next day. Also, this spicy beef and somen noodles goes very well with some pale ale! Of course the recipe is perfect if you are on a fructosefree diet. I you prefer glutenfree just swap the somen noodles for some rice noodles. 

spicy beef with somen noodles and okras
Spicy beef with somen noodles and okra

Delicious spicy beef with somen noodles and okra

Servings: 2 people
  • 200 gram somen noodles
  • 300 gram fresh minced beef
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 bunch fresh herbs (thai basil, coriander)
  • 1 spicy chili
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1-2 handful fresh okras
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp sambal oelek
  • 1 tsp roasted black sesame seeds
  • 2 fresh limes
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Cook the somen noodles according to the package instructions. 

  2. Wash the cucumber and cut it lengthwise into 0,5 cm stripes or use a mandoline. Put the cucumber stripes aside and season with salt. Wash the herbs, pad dry and pick the leaves off the stalks. Wash and cut the okra into 2 cm pieces. Wash the chili and cut into thin slices. 

  3. Heat up the coconut oil in a pan and when ready add the freshly minced beef. Stir gently and add the sambal oelek. Cook for about 7 minutes, add the okra. Season to taste with sesame oil, soy sauce, juice of a fresh lime, salt and pepper and and cook for another 7 minutes.

  4. Arrange somen noodles on your plates and add the spicy beef. Top with  cucumber stripes and fresh herbs. Sprinkle with roasted black sesame seeds and serve with half a lime. Bon appetit!

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  • Hallo Frau vom 5ten Stock,
    warum gibt es keine Deutsche Version? Oder muss ich nur irgend einen Knopf drücken? Ansonsten klasse Seite und toll gemacht – werde jetzt anfangen, etwas nachzukochen.
    Gruß vom Tucca

    • Lieber Tucca,
      Dein Lob freut mich sehr! Heiz schon mal das Backrohr auf und such Dir ein schönes Rezept für ein romantisches Dinner für Dich und Katharina raus 😉
      Liebe Grüße aus dem Norden!

    • Liebe Nicola,
      das freut mich wirklich sehr 🙂 Als nächstes dann die Gyoza!
      Liebe Grüße nach Wien

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