I have said it over and over again, we are big Donna Hay fans. Her recipes are fresh, seasonal and very simple. For the current (and the relaunch) round of HHDD, we picked this fresh beef skewer recipe.
This is a great recipe to have on hand for those evenings when you want a good meal but don’t want to spend a lot of time making it. I had dinner on the table within 60 minutes. The combination of cool rice noodles and slightly spicy beef is fantastic. The beef is marinated in half of the dressing which was made with fresh lime juice, a little peanut oil and fresh red chilies. Making rice noodles is one of the easiest things …. put them in a bowl, pour over boiling water and let sit for 8 minutes. After they were cooked and drained well (I even patted them dry, just a little), I tossed them with kaffir leaves, cilantro, basil, snowpeas and the left over dressing. This would have been great even on it’s own; but, the caramelized grilled beef skewers were a perfect partner for the cool crisp salad. We loved this recipe!
Now, get out there, pick up the ingredients and join us in this round of HHDD (Hay Hay it’s Donna Day). Get your entries to me by midnight on the 30th of April 2010. All the delicious details can be found here.