Honey and sesame beef with coriander, mint and lime noodle salad



For the honey and sesame beef

For the noodle salad

For the roasted asparagus


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

  2. For the honey and sesame beef, place all the ingredients, except the oil, into a bowl and stir well to coat the beef. Set aside to marinate for 5-10 minutes, or longer if possible.

  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or frying pan and stir fry the marinated beef for 3-4 minutes, or until cooked through.

  4. For the noodle salad, cook the rice noodles according to packet instructions and refresh under cold running water. Drain, then place into a bowl. Add the remaining salad ingredients to the bowl and stir well.

  5. For the roasted asparagus, place the asparagus onto a baking sheet, drizzle over the oil and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place into the oven and roast for 8-10 minutes, until lightly charred and tender.

  6. To serve, place the noodles in the centre of a serving plate and arrange the beef on top. Garnish with the roasted asparagus spears.