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Rare Beef with Ginger and Mushroom Noodles

A mushroomy Asian dish I give a whirl from Donna Hay.


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Rare Beef with Ginger and Mushroom Noodles
August 6, 2012

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Rare Beef with Ginger and Mushroom Noodles

My pictures aren’t as pretty as the ones in the latest Donna Hay magazine. Her beef looks rare – mine doesn’t, but I had issues with it not cooking as much as I wanted to, and kinda cheated.

Hamsley didn’t really like it, I didn’t mind it; it’s like there was too much kecap manis, but there was a nice strong mushroomy-ness to it. I think it definitely needs to be served with chilli and coriander to break up the richness of it.

If you make it, use less kecap manis and only add extra if you want more.

Rare Beef with Ginger and Mushroom Noodles
Donna Hay

600g beef fillet
vegetable oil
200g green tea soba noodles, cooked
4 garlic cloves, sliced
3cm piece of ginger, sliced
400g mixed Asian mushrooms (eg. enonki, shiitake)
1/2 cup kecap manis
1/2 cup chicken stock
mint and coriander to serve

1. Brush the 600g beef fillet with vegetable oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook the beef for 3 minutes each side, remove from the pan and set aside.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a pan over high heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute. Add the mushrooms and cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden.

3. Add kecap manis and stock and the cooked soba noodles and toss to coat. 

4. Slice the beef and serve with the noodles, coriander and mint leaves.

Serves 4. 


27 comments on “Rare Beef with Ginger and Mushroom Noodles
  1. Kristy @ Southern In-Law

    This looks really good Shellie! I don’t know what Donna’s looked like but yours looks delish! πŸ™‚

    It’s a shame that it wasn’t a hit, though!

    August 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm
  2. Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef

    That meat definitely looks rare to me! It also looks really good. I’ll try it with a big less of the kecap manis and let you know. πŸ™‚

    August 6, 2012 at 7:07 pm
  3. Kelly

    Ooh that looks good!! If I hadn’t already used up my beef I would make this. I’ll do a meatless version then. πŸ˜€

    August 6, 2012 at 8:20 pm
  4. Michelle

    maybe you should use dark soy sauce instead of kecap manis?

    August 6, 2012 at 9:07 pm
  5. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Looking at the seasonings it does look like it might be a bit too overpowering for the delicate soba. I do like the look of your beef, though, it looks pretty perfectly cooked.

    August 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm
  6. Thanh

    Meat looks like it’s cooked well. I think some herbs would break up the flavour too.

    August 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm
  7. Nic@diningwithastud

    I haven’t seen Donna’s but I def think you’re selling yourself short. It looks great πŸ™‚ I’d devour it!

    August 7, 2012 at 11:56 am
  8. Tania @ A Perfect Pantry

    What a perfect meal after a long day… love it.

    August 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm
  9. Tina @ bitemeshowme

    This still looks amazing though. Your food styling is gorgeous!

    August 7, 2012 at 1:42 pm
  10. Alana

    Rare beef has me drooling at every opportunity and this is definitely no exception. It looks perfect! This is absolutely my kind of meal.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:03 pm
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  12. Born27

    This recipe reminds me of Jobchae! I bet this is another good recipe, which I am so excited to prepare this in our table. Thanks for having it here.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:56 pm
  13. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    It looks great but thanks for the adjustment tips Shellie! πŸ˜€

    August 7, 2012 at 10:35 pm
  14. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    i think it looks really pretty and would eat it any day for lunch or dinner πŸ™‚ Too bad Hamsley didnt like it, maybe it was the kecap manis fault?

    August 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm
  15. theragingcook

    Yum that looks succulently fantastic!!

    August 8, 2012 at 10:25 pm
  16. Amy @ Food Crush

    Gorgeous pics, Shellie. I think Donna Hay would be proud.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:41 pm
  17. Sara (Belly Rumbles)

    Looks extremely tasty. 1/2c of kecap manis does seem slightly more than I would be comfortable to use.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:45 pm
  18. msihua

    Your pictures look fab! I don’t know what you’re talking about.. it looks delicious!

    August 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm
  19. Libby

    Your pics look just as good as Donna Hay’s, Michele! I want to make this dish but yes, I’ll go easy on the kecap manis!

    August 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm
  20. Cara @ Gourmet Chick

    I find it impossible to believe Donna’s could look any better – I want to eat this off the screen right now!

    August 9, 2012 at 9:55 pm
  21. Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today?

    I think your pictures look amazing! And the meal itself as well.

    August 10, 2012 at 3:35 am
  22. Vien

    Your food pictures are really really pretty! πŸ™‚ I can never fail to find inspiration here!

    August 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm
  23. Agnes

    Half a cup is quite a lot of kecap manis! It still looks good though.

    August 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm
  24. Winston

    Ahhh…. I can’t stand it when recipes can be so deceiving with the amount of ingredients like soy sauce or fish sauce they use. Definitely never seen anyone use half a cup of kecap manis. This still looks perfect to me so thanks for sharing it! YUMMEHHH

    August 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm
  25. Gourmet Getaways

    I love your image, and it looks so delicious!! I havent seen the Donna Hay pic. I am really pleased that you have given us some hints on how to improve the dish, I would hate to have been disappointed as it looks so good :0

    August 12, 2012 at 7:54 am
  26. msihua

    Nice plates πŸ™‚ Love the shots Maz. You’re getting more and more awesome!

    August 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm
  27. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake

    RARE BEEF! My favourite thing in the world. It looks quite rare, what are you talking about Michele? That plate looks very familiar. πŸ˜›

    August 15, 2012 at 2:10 am

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