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Ginger Beef Lettuce Wraps & Noodles with Sesame & Radish

Ginger Beef Lettuce Wraps & Noodles with Sesame & Radish


Ingredients

Spaghetti, 4 ounces

Sesame Oil, 1 tablespoon

White Cooking Wine, 1 tablespoon

Tamari, 1 packet

Turbinado Sugar, 1 packet

Ground Grass-Fed Beef, 8 ounces

Green Onion, 2 ounces

Ginger, 1/2 ounce

Garlic, 2 cloves

Cilantro, 4 sprigs

Radish, 3 ounces

Lettuce, 1 each

Cooking Oil

Kosher Salt

Directions

Step 1

Fill a saucepan half full with about 6 cups water. Stir in 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and place over high heat. This is your pasta cooking water.

Step 2

MISE EN PLACE

  • Finely chop green onion, keeping white and green parts separate.
  • Peel and mince ginger.
  • Peel and mince garlic.
  • Pick and chop cilantro leaves.
  • Thinly slice radish. Cut crosswise into thin matchsticks.
  • Separate lettuce leaves; and select the 6 best cup-shaped leaves.

Step 3

  • When water boils, add pasta. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender but not mushy, 4-5 minutes.
  • Drain pasta.
  • Return pasta to pan, and toss with 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Cover to keep warm.

Step 4

While pasta cooks:

  • In a bowl, combine remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil, wine, tamari, sugar and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
  • Mix in beef.

Step 5

  • Place a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons cooking oil. When oil is hot, add onion whites, ginger and garlic. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add beef in 1/2-inch pieces. Cook without disturbing until browned on bottom, 3-4 minutes.
  • Turn beef. Cook, stirring, until browned all over, 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

Remove pan from heat. Stir in half of cilantro.

Step 7

To noodles, add radish, onion greens and remaining cilantro. Toss well to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired with kosher salt.

Step 8

  • To serve, arrange lettuce leaves on 2 plates. Spoon ginger beef into each lettuce cup.
  • Divide noodles between each plate, and enjoy!