Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Thai Grilled Steak Salad with Rice Noodles

(makes 4 servings)

2cloves garlic, minced
1/2tablespoon (7.5 ml) Thai fish sauce
1/2teaspoon (2.5 ml) dark sesame oil
1/4packet sugar substitute
3/4pound (360 g) flank steak
1/4cup (60 ml) water
3cloves garlic, minced
2tablespoons (30 ml) Thai fish sauce
2tablespoons (30 ml) fresh lime juice
1/2packet sugar substitute
1/8teaspoon (.6 ml) crushed red pepper flakes or to taste
3ounces (90 g) rice-stick noodles
1/2English cucumber, 4 ounces (120 g), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
4cups (224 g) mixed greens, washed and crisped
1/4cup (10 g) chopped fresh mint
1/2cup (21 g) chopped fresh basil
1tablespoon (15 ml) chopped dry-roasted peanuts
  1. Combine the ingredients for the marinade and place in a shallow bowl. Add the flank steak, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours, or over night, turning once.
  2. Light the grill or preheat the broiler.
  3. To make the sauce, place the water, garlic, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar substitute, and red pepper flakes in a food processor or blender. Pulse until well combined; set aside.
  4. In a deep bowl, place the noodles. Cover with warm water and let soak for 10 minutes. Drain and then boil in fresh water to cover for 2 to 4 minutes, until cooked through. Drain, rinse under cold running water, and drain again. Set aside.
  5. Remove the steak from the marinade. Score the meat in a cross-hatched pattern and grill until done, about 8 minutes per side for medium. Transfer steak to a carving board and let rest 10 minutes before slicing into very thin slices on a diagonal.
  6. To assemble the salads, divide the greens, cucumber, and herbs between 4 dinner plates. Mound the noodles in the center of each plate and top with an equal portion of steak slices.
  7. Garnish each serving with 1/4 of the chopped peanuts.
Per Serving:251 calories (30% calories from fat), 21 g protein, 8 g total fat (3.2 g saturated fat), 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 44 mg cholesterol, 811 mg sodium*
Diabetic Exchanges:2 1/2 lean protein, 1 carbohydrate (1 bread/starch), 1 vegetable

* If you are on a sodium-restricted diet, you will need to limit your sodium intake the rest of the day.



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