- 3 tbs Gomadare
- 1tbs Soy sauce
- 2 small pieces of lean steak
- 1 baby gem lettuce
- julienne carrot
- 1 spring onion
- julienne cucumber
- 1 cup of rice
- Sesame seeds
- Vegetable oil for stir frying
- (Japanese) mayonaise
- Small squirt of wasabi paste
This recipe serves 2 people.
For the marinade I used Gomadare a Japanese sesame based dressing/marinade. Mix the marinade with the soy. Cut thin slices of the lean beef, stir into the mix and leave to marinade. I had marinated the beef for a couple of hours, but a shorter period of time should be fine. In the meantime steam your rice.
Before you’re ready to serve. Clean the lettuce and cut the big outer leaved into strips, I kept the small inner leaves whole. My carrot was ready bought, but you could cut the carrots into thin strips yourself. Cut the cucumber into thin strips as well as the spring onion.
Salad dressing: mix a small squirt of wasabi paste, I used about 3/4 of an inch with a little bit of water to loosen the paste. Then add about a 1.5 tbs of mayonaise. I used Kewpie mayonaise, but “regular” mayo should be fine.
Time to plate up. Put a bit of steamed rice into a bowl. Top with julienne carrot and cucumber to taste. Drizzle with a small amount of wasabi/mayo dressing. Top with the salad and onion and drizzle with a bit more of the dressing. In the meantime heat up a frying pan with a thin layer of vegetable oil on a high heat. Throw in the marinated beef and seperate the beef a bit with a spatula. Don’t move the beef around too much at this stage so it has a bit of time to catch and brown. Then start stirring the beef so it’s browned on all sides. The whole proces shouldn’t take more than 2 to 3 minutes so the beef stays nice and tender. Towards the end throw in some sesame seeds and put the beef on top of the salad. For extra sesame flavor I drizzled a tiny bit of extra Gomadare on top of the beef.
Absolutely lovely and very fast dish. You could prepare everything in advance except for cooking the beef. You could reheat the rice in a microwave, top the rice and then stir fry the beef. Which is exactly what I did for the BF, because he was home very late from work.