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Seared Sesame & Ginger Beef

sesamegingerbeefrecipe-michellebridgesThe whole family will love this recipe! It provides a great balance of fresh vegetables, rice noodles, and lean beef strips with the Asian inspired flavours of ginger and sesame.

Lean beef is full of important nutrients like iron, zinc, and protein. These nutrients help you repair, recover, and support your immune system.

Ginger has also been known to ease nausea – even morning sickness – and reduce the severity of digestive pains. Grab a bowl of this yummy dish and rest assured that you are helping to keep your digestion working well and energy levels in check.

Serves two – the quantities cater for those doing the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation Post Baby Program, and on the Breastfeeding Meal Plan.


Seared Sesame & Ginger Beef


  • 60g vermicelli rice noodles
  • 1 tablespoon reduced salt soy sauce (20g)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (10g)
  • 2 x 180g lean beef fillets
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (13g)
  • 1 carrot (61g), cut into ribbons
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber (135g), cut into ribbons
  • 2 radishes (40g), trimmed & thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves (20g), chopped
  • 1 x 2cm piece ginger (10g), finely grated
  • 1/2 lime (25g), juiced


  1. Put noodles into a large bowl and cover with cold water. Set aside for 15 minutes or until the noodles are transparent.
  2. Meanwhile, combine 1 teaspoon soy sauce and 1/2 teaspoon olive oil in a small dish. Add steak and turn to coat. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Preheat a medium non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Coat steak in sesame seeds and place into pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 1 1/2 minutes each side for medium-rare or to your liking. Transfer to a plate and set aside for a few minutes to rest.
  4. Drain noodles and place in a bowl with cucumber, radish, and coriander leaves. Whisk ginger, lime, remaining soy sauce, and oil in a small bowl. Add to noodles and toss to coat.
  5. Divide noodles between plates. Diagonally slice steak and place on top of noodles to serve.

Mish Tips

  • Use a vegetable peeler to cut cucumber into ribbons.
  • For a more authentic Asian flavour, replace the olive oil with sesame oil and the radish with 100g daikon (Japanese radish), cut into ribbons. It is available from most greengrocers.


This blog post is sponsored by Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation.

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