Asian Lamb and Noodle Toss



Get it? Like a lamb? Baaah-ing? No? Let’s move on? Nothing to see here?

Fiiiine, for bleat’s sake!


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I really want you to make this. I don’t ask for much, now do I?

Other than wanting you to make every single thing I post.

. . . and laughter.

. . . and affirmation.

. . . and pins.

. . . and maybe a tweet or two.

. . . and blog spreadi-you know what? It’s totally okay. Just do what you want to do. Make it if you want. See if I care.

I do care.

Okay this blog post is sucking.


But let me just tell you really quick how good this is.

Okay, the ground lamb is seasoned with Chinese 5-spice and browned all over. So good. So good. And then we have some veggies all tender and wilted. So good, my man. So good. (Who am I impersonating? Five points to the person who gets it right. You can add it to your five points for getting the baaaah joke! You’re probably up to 10 points now. Okay bye.) And then there’s this glorious spicy sauce with lime juice, Salma Hayek, I MEAN sambal oelek, soy sauce, lil’ oil  . . . gash. So good, my man. So good. All tossed together with whatever Asian noodles you dig! This time I used yang chun mian (duh), but you could seriously get away with dang linguine if you wanted.


You should definitely make this.

Asian Lamb and Noodle Toss:

What it took for 4:

* 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 2 Tbs. soy sauce
* 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
* 1 Tbs. sambal oelek
* 1 tsp fish sauce
* 1 pound ground lamb
* 2 Tbs. Chinese 5-spice
* 2 – 3 bunches baby bok choy, ends trimmed
* 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
* 1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced
* salt and pepper to taste
* 4 bundles favorite Asian noodles (I used yang chun mian)

In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce, lime juice, sambal oelek, and fish sauce. Set aside.

In a large sauté pan, brown the lamb with the 5-spice. Once cooked through, remove it from the pan and set aside. Back in the pan, sauté the boy choy with the red bell pepper and jalapeno pepper in a little olive oil with a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté until the veggies pop in color and become tender. Add the lamb back to the pan.

Cook the noodles in boiling water. Drain and place in a large bowl. Add the lamb/veggies mix to the bowl.

Pour the Asian dressing over the mix and give everything a good toss.

Garnish with cilantro and/or mint and extra lime wedges!

I end everything with “extra lime wedges,” don’t I?


BAAAH, now! (ugh)

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26 Responses to Asian Lamb and Noodle Toss

  1. Kathryn May 22, 2014 at 6:32 am #
    Total flavour punch. Making this for dinner asap.
  2. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl May 22, 2014 at 7:05 am #
    I want to dive into this bowl. Cilantromesohappy.
  3. Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion May 22, 2014 at 8:18 am #
    I don't know how you do it lady... this meal looks incredible!
  4. Sues May 22, 2014 at 8:18 am #
    You have no idea how hungry I am for this right now. And it's 9:00 a.m.
  5. Amanda May 22, 2014 at 9:01 am #
    Perfection! I need this :)
  6. Sarah May 22, 2014 at 9:07 am #
    Looks delicious! Can't wait to make it! When do you use the five spice powder? When you're browning the lamb? Am I missing that somewhere?
    • Bev Weidner May 22, 2014 at 9:17 am #
      Oh gosh! Yes, let me update the recipe. Thank you! (twin brain)
  7. Heather Christo May 22, 2014 at 9:35 am #
    bev, this looks sooooooo good!!!!
  8. Julia May 22, 2014 at 12:08 pm #
    This looks baaaaaaahnkers delicious! Bring on the Chinese 5-spice, the lamb, and the baby bok! So good, my man! < - so don't know who you were impersonating, but I got a kick out of this anyway ;)
  9. Kathryn May 22, 2014 at 12:54 pm #
    I'm such a sucker for "Asian sauce"... soy sauce + lime juice is the greatest combo. And Jimmy Fallon?!?! Gotta be. So good. (...Jimmy Faaahhllon?)
    • Bev Weidner May 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm #
      Ding ding ding! Jimmy Fallon it is. Enjoy those 5 points. ;)
  10. Erica May 22, 2014 at 1:11 pm #
    Or Matthew McConaughey? good. :) Do you make your own Chinese 5-spice?
    • Bev Weidner May 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm #
      I don't! I just buy it in the store. Sometimes it will say Oriental 5-spice. Either works!
  11. Eileen May 22, 2014 at 2:24 pm #
    NOM. This sounds so good, and not just because lamb is absolutely my favorite meat. Oh, okay, that probably has at least a little to do with it. :) Sounds so easy and perfect for a quick dinner!
  12. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg May 22, 2014 at 5:58 pm #
    Total flavor punch here. Love it.
  13. maggie May 22, 2014 at 7:22 pm #
    i hate to be such a lamb-o but can we substitute ground beef for lamb?
    • Bev Weidner May 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm #
      Baaahaaaaat of course! Sub anything you like. Chicken, beef, turkey, shrimp. Anythang!
  14. Melissa May 23, 2014 at 1:33 pm #
    Ahhhhhh! This looks crazy good! I love the lambs....oh that sounds weird. Also, I thought the answer was Justin Timberlake impersonating Sir James Fallon. I gave the inception answer...hopefully I still get five points :)
    • Bev Weidner May 23, 2014 at 2:56 pm #
      YES. You're even right. . . er. JT impersonating JF. Win!
  15. Librarian Lavender May 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm #
    This looks so good and you're absolutely right, I should make this!
  16. Meredith May 24, 2014 at 7:40 pm #
    Amazing flavors, I need this now!
  17. tina May 26, 2014 at 12:46 pm #
    Total flavour punch. Cilantromesohappy
  18. Carol at Wild Goose Tea May 26, 2014 at 3:59 pm #
    Lamb is so under used these days. So to find it in an Asian noodle recipe----excellent---for bleat sake. Lol. I love lame jokes---just as much as these recipe. Delicious.


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