16 oz top sirloin beef strips, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups sliced shiitake mushrooms
1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, minced
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
8 oz snow peas, sliced lengthwise
1 carrot, sliced into matchsticks
2 tbsp minced fresh lemongrass
1 tbsp reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
6 oz 100% buckwheat soba noodles
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
In a large Dutch oven or pot, heat oil on medium. Add scallions and sauté, stirring often, for 1 minute. Add beef, mushrooms, ginger, coriander, paprika and cayenne and sauté for 4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 more minute.
Add broth and 4 cups water. With a wooden spoon, scrape up browned bits from bottom of pot. Add peas, carrot, lemongrass, tamari and black pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Add noodles and simmer gently for 10 more minutes, until noodles are al dente and vegetables are tender. Garnish with parsley.
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