15-minute midweek meal packed full of flavour

When you’re in a rush but want flavour, cook this jerk steak noodle broth.

It will make you happy.

  • SERVES: 2
  • PREP TIME: 5 mins
  • COOKING TIME: 10 mins
  • IDEAL FOR: midweek meal, family
  • DIFFICULTY: easy

15-minute midweek meal

You can’t beat a 15-minute meal.

And this isn’t a ‘Jamie-Oliver-15-minute-meal’.

This really does only takes 15 minutes start to finish.

The only thing that might be a bit leftfield is having wet jerk marinade in your cupboard.

Jerk marinade

Now, if you’re a home cook who only wants freshly made ingredients.

Then I’ve included a recipe to make it yourself.

It takes 10 -15 mins to make… but it has a lot of ingredients.

I just went and bought some good jerk marinade.

After all, I wanted to make a meal in 15 minutes.

You can pick it up from most supermarkets or online.

And if this sounds slightly painful to you.

Then just make a quick, fiery rub with things chilli flakes, allspice, cinnamon, garlic powder etc.

Jerk marinade recipe


  • 4-6 Scotch Bonnet peppers chopped
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 4-6 garlic cloves chopped
  • 4 stalks spring onions, ends trimmed
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar (use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar to your preference)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice from 1 large orange about ¾ cup
  • Juice from half a lime
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or use fresh if available
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor. Process until smooth

Recipe: Chilli Pepper Madness

Jerk steak and noodle broth

This isn’t an expensive steak dish.

I use everyday steak which is cheap.

It’s usually cut from the topside so is lean (another bonus).

Or you could use rump steak.

Because you’re adding the steak to a noodle broth, you don’t need lots of it.

You cut it into nice thing slices to go on top of the noodles.

I would recommend a good quality beef stock as this is the basis of the meal.

And I recommend making the very quick-and-easy pickled onions.

Now, I didn’t have red onions, just plain old white, but they were delicious.

Lastly, you can add what you want to this dish.

I added some sliced cabbage for some added veggie goodness.

So, it’s a great dish to use up things in the fridge.

Jerk steak noodle broth

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Jerk steak noodle broth

Course Main Course
Keyword noodle soup, noodles, steak
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Cost £


  • 2 (grass-fed) everyday steaks (or rump)
  • 1 tsp Jerk marinade (buy at supermarkets or online)
  • 1 packet egg noodles (buy from any supermarket)
  • fresh coriander, chopped
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 500 ml good quality beef stock/broth
  • 1 tsp Jerk marinade
  • 1 shallot, finely sliced (or an onion)
  • 2 – 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 20 g fresh ginger, finely sliced
  • 4 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Ancho chilli flakes

Pickled onion

  • 1/2 red onion (or white)
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp coder vinegar


Pickled onions

  • Put the sliced onion in a small bowl and mix with the sugar and vinegar. Set aside and allow to marinate.


  • Heat some oil in a frying pan. then add the shallot and garlic for 3–4 minutes, or until softened. Add the ginger and Jerk seasoning and cook for a few seconds more, stirring constantly.

    Pour in the beef broth and add the soy sauce. Bring the liquid to a gentle simmer and cook for 3–4 minutes. Adjust the seasoning to taste, adding a little extra soy sauce if needed.


  • Season the steaks with a little salt and pepper then rub the Jerk seasoning over both sides.
    In a frying pan over high heat, cook the steak for approx. 2 mins on each side. Transfer to a plate and leave to rest.

Noodles and assemble

  • Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions.
    (Optional: you can steam some extra vegetables like cabbage, over the noodles)
    Drain, place into bowls and ladle the broth on top of the noodles. Slice the steak on top.
    Drain the pickled onions and scatter on top with fresh coriander and chilli flakes.


Recipe: PipersFarm