Lazy Girl Medicated Japchae
This is my go-to lazy girl japchae recipe that takes minimal effort. These sweet potato starch noodles (aka glass noodles) are gluten-free and healthy-ish. They're also fun to eat and can be served hot or cold, which means no reheating is necessary when the munchies hit. It's really just a quick stir-fry noodle dish that keeps in the fridge for days!
Ingredients for Noodles:
• 4 oz sirloin beef, sliced into 2" strips
• 6 oz Korean sweet potato starch noodles
• 1 small onion, thinly sliced
• 1 red bell pepper, julienned
• 2 green onions, quartered
• 1 carrot, julienned
• Vegetable oil
• Salt and white pepper to taste
Ingredients for Marinade:
• 3 Tbsp soy sauce
• 2 Tbsp honey
• 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
• 1 Tbsp medicated sesame oil
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl and whisk until uniform and honey has been incorporated.
2. In a bowl, add sirloin beef strips and 2 Tbsp marinate. Toss well and set aside.
3. Bring a pot of water to boil and cook the sweet potato starch noodles according to the package. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Set aside.
4. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat and add a Tbsp of vegetable oil. Stir fry the onions, green onions, and bell peppers for 2 minutes, until it's just heated through but not brown. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
5. Bring the skillet back to the heat and add another Tbsp of vegetable oil. Stir fry the beef strips for 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
6. Bring the skillet back to the heat and add another Tbsp of vegetable oil. Add the noodles to the skillet and pour the rest of the marinade in. Stir fry on medium-low heat for another 2 minutes.
7. Transfer noodles into a large mixing bowl. Add the julienned carrots and the rest of the stir fried veggies and beef. Toss well with tongs. Salt and pepper to taste. Feel free to add more sesame oil or soy sauce if necessary.