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Japanese beef noodle bowls

A super swift family favourite when you need a meal in minutes. Your kids will love this especially if you let them use the spiralizer to turn the courgettes and carrots into noodles.

Good for…

This recipe is packed full of B vitamins from the steak and vitamin C from the carrots and courgettes. Beef plays an important role in eating healthily, however, don’t just opt for any beef but make sure to select ‘grass-fed beef’. Good animal husbandry is an important factor when it comes to buying meat. Grass-fed beef is higher in omega-3 fatty acids than grain fed beef and has a lower saturated fat content. Beef also provides proteins, iron and numerous B vitamins. So if you suffer from low energy or fatigue include moderate amounts of beef in your diet. Ginger provides phytonutrients that have numerous health-promoting benefits including anti-inflammatory properties. Garlic has anti-bacterial and antiviral microbes along with antioxidant properties and finally the apple cider vinegar is great for digestion.

What you need:

1 tsp fresh grated ginger
2 tbsp soy sauce (clearspring gluten free)
2 tsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp chilli flakes
500g steak, sliced into thin strips
1 tbsp goose fat
2 large courgettes
1 white onion
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 large carrots
½ a head of broccoli
½ a cauliflower
Sesame seeds

What you do:
Combine the ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and chilli flakes in a bowl. Place the steak in a shallow bowl, pour over the marinade and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

Peel the courgettes and carrots using a spiralizer or julienne peeler and create long noodles. Leave to one side.

In a saucepan melt the goose fat, sauté the onion and garlic for 2 minutes, then add the meat and cook on a high heat for 2 minutes until brown both sides, then lower the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes, making sure the meat is cooked thoroughly.

Remove the meat from the pan and add the apple cider vinegar and sesame oil. Reduce the heat and add the vegetables. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the vegetables are soft.

Then add the meat to the pan and cook for a further 2 minutes. Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Serves 4.