Monday, November 28, 2011

Beef Stir Fry with Parpadelle Noodles

I am a super huge fan of Thanksgiving leftovers but here is my thing.  I like them exactly as they are on Thanksgiving.  No fancy, new recipe for making the leftovers into some creative dish. I want the turkey,  cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole, and stuffing the same way as I had the original.  And that is exactly what I did this year.  In fact I did it two times over.  It was wonderful.  I had my full.  Now it is is time to move on.

And move on we did.  Mr. J style.  My little mini break from work is completely over and I have three weeks of non-stop meeting and trips across the East coast.  To help makes this a bit easier Mr. J is taking on dinner (and cleaning even though I have yet to inform him) duties.

The first meal up was a winner. I think I can get some of the credit because the star of this show was the noodles I picked up from TJ's.  I think they may be my new favorite thing. The parpadelle noodles are thick and yummy all around.  Perfect for soaking up the stir-fry sauce.  See this is clearly something I deserve credit

As for the chopping and the meal itself.  Well, that goes to Mr. J.

Beef Stir Fry with Parpadelle Noodles

3/4 LB beef sirloin, thinly sliced
1 red pepper
1/2 C snow peas
3/4 C broccoli
1 fresh anthem pepper

1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 C beef broth
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp crushed red peppers
3 dried whole red peppers, chopped roughly
1 1/2 Tbsp corn starch
3 Tbsp soy sauce

Cook past according to packaged directions.

Put all of the sauce ingredients into a container that can be sealed completely and shake well.

Cook beef in wok.  Add veggies when beef is about half cooked, about 5 minutes.  Add veggies and cook for about 5 more minutes.  Shake sauce so all the ingredients are incorporated together and pour into wok.  Simmer for about 3 minutes as sauce thickens.  Stir to mix all of the veggies and beef into the sauce.
Place beef, veggies,and sauce on top of noodles.  Gently toss.  Serve immediately. 


  1. Looks great! Parpadelle are definitely myf avorite pasta shape!

  2. I like the idea of soaking up all the flavours with the parpadelle. What a great apres-Thanksgiving meal :)

  3. I do love a good stirfry and I hear ya about moving on. If I see one more piece of turkey...

  4. This looks so good. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

  5. Looks delicious! I like leftovers one time, but after that--no thanks.

  6. I'm with you on the Thanksgiving thing. I can eat leftovers once the next day, but then I am totally over it. This stir fry looks so yummy and I like that you served it with those big noodles!

  7. Yum - I love stir frys! Mr J did a great job, and those noodles are definitely a genius addition on your part =)

  8. Parpadelle is one of my favorite pastas and I just love the idea of using it in an Asian dish!


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