I had posted a while ago a dish called Chicken Teriyaki and it is one of the popular search items in my blog, now I am introducing another Teriyaki variant which uses beef instead. Teriyaki is famous in Japan and the most common ones are tuna or salmon, the beef and chicken variants are more common on Western countries where they are tailored for. A very versatile sauce which can be used in different types of meat, wraps, burgers, stir fries and even pizza (wonder how does that taste like). This wonderful sweet sauce is usually made out of soy sauce, mirin and honey which are boiled to reduce and have that sticky texture.
If you are tired of having a normal steak in a gravy sauce try this one out, you can still use the same steak cut you are used to but instead of using your usual gravy try teriyaki instead. I also suggest slicing the steak in small pieces that can be easily picked up by chopsticks, now that’s an easy Japanese dish.
- 1 cup water
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- 3 tbsp Mirin
- 1 tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in ¼ cup water
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 4 tbsp brown sugar (adjust sweetness according to your liking)
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 thin slices of ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ small onion (don’t chop)
- 3 thick cut tenderloin steaks
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ tsp salt
- ⅔ cup teriyaki sauce (recipe above)
- toasted sesame seeds
- In a sauce pan mix together water, soy sauce, Mirin, sesame oil, brown sugar, black pepper, ginger, garlic, onion (don’t chop) and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, add cornstarch mixture, simmer until the consistency is thick.
- Remove ginger and onion from the sauce, and then set aside.
- On a heavy pan, add a small amount of oil.
- Pan grill beef pieces for at least 3 minutes on each side. Let it rest for 5 minutes then slice it thinly.
- Place on a place, then pour freshly cooked teriyaki sauce on top and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
Note: If you don’t have time to make your own sauce at home you can buy ready-made ones in Amazon, here are some links:
- Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce 63z.
- Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce, 40 Oz (1.25 Qt)
- Soy Vay, Award Winning – Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce, 21 Ounce Bottle