I was in the mood for some grilling action although the grilling season is officially over. Oh, hello Autumn!
I missed the tantalising charred lines on steak and in the absence of an outdoor barbecue area, so it’s time for me to whip out my good’ol trusty square grill pan to satisfy my craving!
Instead of embarking on a steak and chips meal, I thought I would do something a little different. This Thai red curry noodle dish was my labour of love. It was a combination of all the food I love to make such as noodles, stir fry and grilled steak, smothered with my favourite Thai condiments, Red Curry paste.
Let’s marinate the steaks in the beautifully spiced Thai red curry paste and let it sizzle away to your liking. Let’s sneak in more of the curry paste into the noodles and let it simmer away to absorb the wonderful blend of savoury, sweet and spicy flavours.
All you have to do after then was to sit tight, relax and enjoy this bowl of deliciousness.
Start by marinating the beef. On a plate, mix 1 tablespoon of Thai red curry paste, 1 ½ tablespoon of cooking and some salt to taste. Coat the steaks with the mixture and allow them to marinate for 30 minutes if time permits. If not, you can let them marinate while you are prepping the vegetables and loosening the noodles by hand, no need to blanch.
In a stir fry pan, add beef stock, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of Thai red curry paste and cornflour. Stir until well combine and cook over high heat until the mixture thickens. Transfer the sauce to a heat-proof measuring jug. Clean the stir fry pan. In the meantime, place a square grill pan on a stove and start heating it up over medium-high heat.
To cook the noodles, add cooking oil to the stir fry pan. When the oil is hot, add onion and carrot. Saute until slightly soften. Add choy sum and continue to saute the vegetables are soften to your liking.While waiting for the vegetables to soften, place the marinated steaks onto the grill pan. Cook them on both sides to your liking and set them aside to rest before slicing into thin slices.
Add noodles and saute until heat through. Add 3/4 cups of the sauce and stir to combine. Check for taste, add more soy sauce if required.
To serve, transfer the noodles onto a bowl, top with sliced steak, lightly drizzle with the remaining sauce as well as add the garnishes. Serve immediately.