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Stir fried Beefsteak with Miso & Sesame

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes


2 Servings



About the Recipe

Beefsteak is still quite expensive in Japan so it isn't eaten frequently in Japanese homes. This is a modern recipe provided by one of my contrubtors, Yumiko Nikaido who lives in Tokyo. The flavours of miso and sesame enhance and enrich the beefsteak to produce a dish that is a great occasional treat.


makes 2 servings:

for the marinade:

1 clove of garlic

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp Japanese sake

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp miso

250g / 9oz rump or sirloin beef steak

1 onion

90g / 3oz carrot

1 red bell pepper

1cm / 1/2 inch slice of ginger

2 spring onions

1/2 tsp chilli flakes (or 1 tsp for a spicier flavour)

1 tbsp vegetable oil


to prepare the marinade:

grate the clove of garlic and put it in a small bowl. add the soy sauce, sake, sugar, sesame oil & miso. mix well before setting aside

carefully cut the beefsteak lengthways, then slice thinly 2-3mm into bite sized strips

halve the onion. cut one half into chunks and the other half into thin slices

peel and thinly slice the carrot, then cut into matchsticks

deseed and halve the bell pepper. cut into quarters then slice into matchsticks

put the chopped onion into a blender and blend into a pulp

put the sliced beef into a bowl. add the marinade & the blended onion and mix well

add the sliced onion, carrot and bell pepper. mix well and then set aside to marinate for 30 minutes

meanwhile, grate the ginger and grind the toasted sesame seeds

finely chop the spring onions and set aside

heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan. add the marinated beef and vegetables

stir fry over a high heat until the beef & onions are cooked

turn the heat down to medium. add the ginger, crushed sesame seed & chilli flakes. stir once more

sprinkle the chopped spring onion over the beef. your dish is now ready. serve with a bowl of rice

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