Everyday Food editor Sarah Carey gives instant ramen noodles a makeover with a homemade peanut sauce and quick-cooking beef skewers.


2 to 3 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
2 tablespoons lime juice, divided
1 3/4 teaspoons sugar, divided
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger, divided
1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
Vegetable oil, for grill
2 packages (3 ounces each) ramen, cooked according to package instructions (seasoning packet discarded)
Thinly sliced cucumber, for serving


Soak 12 wooden skewers in water, 15 minutes. In a shallow dish, whisk together 1 tablespoon each soy sauce and lime juice and 1 teaspoon each sugar and ginger. Add beef, toss, and let sit 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a blender, puree remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice, 3/4 teaspoon sugar, and 1 teaspoon ginger with peanut butter and 1/3 cup water. Season with remaining soy sauce.

Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Thread beef onto skewers. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Grill beef until charred and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Toss ramen with peanut-ginger sauce. Serve with beef and cucumber.

Our friend Sarah Carey, editor-in-chief of Everyday Food® Magazine just launched her delicious “How-To” series on YouTube. A 13-year veteran of the Martha Stewart test kitchen, Sarah is an expert in converting culinary classics into easy and convenient meals for the family.

Tune in to Sarah’s Everyday Food YouTube Channel Monday through Friday as Sarah introduces viewers to fresh meal ideas like Simple Potato Gnocchi, Crispy Beef Tacos, Fudgy Pecan Brownies and Glazed Citrus Doodles.



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