1 1/2 pounds filet mignon or other good quality steak
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
4 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 teaspoons Sriracha chili sauce
3 large cloves garlic, pressed
4 tablespoons neutral flavored oil such as Canola
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
4 ounces Chinese egg noodles (cook per package directions, drain & cool)
6 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage (1/2 a cabbage)
2 generous handfuls of baby arugula
1/2 cup packed thai basil leaves or regular basil leaves, slivered or torn
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
8–10 cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved
1 small carrot, shredded or julienned
1 ripe mango, pitted and sliced
2 avocados, peeled, pitted and cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 cup chopped scallions, white part plus 2 inches of green (1 bunch)
1 cup roughly chopped peanuts (put peanuts in a plastic baggy. Bang lightly a few times with a hammer or rolling pin)
Marinate the steak Put steak in a shallow dish. Whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and sugar. Pour over steak. Turn to coat. Marinate for 15-30 minutes at room temperature.
Make the dressing: Combine lime juice, orange juice, fish sauce, sugar, Sriracha and garlic in a small bowl. Pour oils in slowly while whisking, to emulsify. Set aside.
Cook Steak Sear the steak in a hot skillet with a tiny bit of oil for 2-3 minutes per side or to your desired doneness. Cut into bite sized slices. Toss with 2 tablespoons of dressing. Set aside.
Salad Toss the cooked egg noodles with 2 tablespoons of dressing and put them into a large bowl. Put all the salad ingredients, except peanuts, into the bowl with the noodles. Toss with the rest of the dressing. Add the steak. Toss. Divide salad onto 5 plates. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Enjoy!