This is going down as one of the top recipes I’ve ever made! The dressing is the perfect amount of heat, sweet and savory! There’s a crunch from the chopped peanuts and a lovely freshness from the fresh herbs and chopped ginger.
If you like Asian flavors at all and you were only going to make on of my recipes – this should be it! Everyone I’ve served it to has absolutely loved it and went back for seconds! It’s just something about all the flavors, they just work really well together!
- 2 large limes – freshly squeezed (do not substitute the squeeze bottle)
- 2 tablespoon gochujang
- 2 tablespoon honey or agave
- 1 clove of garlic – grated on a Microplane
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 3/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
- 1 package shaved beef
- 1 package of mixed greens
- 1-inch piece of ginger – cleaned and cut into thin matchsticks
- 1 package of dried ramen noodles (discard seasoning packet)
- 1 fresh mango – cut into bite-size pieces
- 1/4 cup cilantro – chopped
- sesame seeds
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes – sliced in half
- 1/4 roasted peanuts – rough chop
- Scallions – chopped for garnish
- Start by preparing the dressing. Combine all the ingredients, except the oil, into a bowl. Whisk the ingredients together, once combined keep whisking and slowly add in the oil. Whisk vigorously so the dressing becomes emulsified and thick.
- Make the salad. In a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients except the steak and ramen. Toss to combine.
- Cook the steak and ramen. In a small pot cook the ramen until al dente, drain and reserve to the side. Note: try to avoid overcooking the ramen or you’ll end up with mush. In a deep skillet cook the shaved steak, season with a little salt and pepper. The steak cooks extremely fast, this will only take about 5 minutes.
- Assemble the salad. Add the ramen and the hot steak to the lettuce bowl. Pour the dressing over everything and toss to combine.
- Top with sesame seeds, serve immediately and enjoy!
- If your limes are small or not producing much juice, use a third. The lime juice plays a huge part in really bringing out the flavors of the dressing. So, if in doubt, add a little more!
Keywords: Asian, Steak Salad, Mango, Ramen, tomatoes, Korean, gochujang