Tuesday was a happy and memorable day for our family because my youngest son graduated from university. The family attended the ceremony, including my middle son who flew in from Calgary. After the ceremony, we went to a reception where my son received two awards. It was a proud moment for me and my husband and I am sure my other two sons were also proud of their youngest brother.
The recipe that I am posting today is my youngest son’s favorite among all the teriyaki dishes: beef teriyaki. It is a popular dish to order in any Japanese restaurant. Other cuts of beef may be used but in this recipe, I used beef rib steak because it is very delicate and needs less time to cook. This dish can be eaten as is or over steamed rice and stir-fried coleslaw with the thick teriyaki sauce poured over it. Delicious 😀
- 20 oz (574g) sliced beef rib steak or sirloin tip steak
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sake
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Roasted sesame seeds (optional)
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup sake
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup mirin
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
- Marinate the beef with 2 tablespoons soy sauce and 2 tablespoons sake for 30 minutes.
- In a non-stick pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the beef and stir fry for 5-10 minutes or until liquid from the marinade had evaporated and the beef are browned. Transfer to a plate.
- In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, sake, brown sugar and mirin. Let boil, then add cornstarch mixture, stir and cook until thick. Pour the sauce over the cooked beef and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if using.
- Serve with steamed rice.
Is there an alternative ingredient for sake? Thank you.
You can use dry sherry or Chinese rice wine instead of sake.
Can you marinade the meat in the sake longer than 30 minutes or will it change the texture of the meat
I have not tried marinating the meat in sake for longer than 30 minutes but I have seen some recipes that have marinated it overnight.
I do a similar thing but I like to add a little fresh lime juice at the end. Looks delicious!
Thanks Peter! I love to squeeze lemon/lime on some of my food but haven’t tried on beef teriyaki, will definitely try it next time 🙂
Food and Wine
Do you think it can work as well with chicken breasts?
Yes, I am sure it will work with chicken breast too, just adjust the cooking time 🙂