Thursday, August 27, 2009

Japanese Steak

I love eating steak. The image below is what we ate when I was in Japan last year. Beef is a luxury; it is used sparingly and for special occasions in Japan. This steak is teriyaki style, which means teriyaki is all in the marinade. Teriyaki marinade contains soy sauce, ginger, sugar and Sake or Mirin. This marinade can also be used on most any meat.

How to make sure that the steak will taste good? Take the steak you are going to grill and make 1/4 inch slices into the surface of the meat at a 45-degree angle on both sides in order to get the most from the marinade. Why this is needed? This will allow the flavor to get deep into the meat. Cut across the grain to increase the tenderness of the meat. Cut down on the time you need to marinate. After that, place the steak in the marinade and refrigerate for 2 hours. Then it is ready to cook on a hot grill.

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