I have to say I really like fast yet flavorful recipes during the week. This next one I think is the fasted that I’ve ever made and is now in my regular rotation. It comes from the cookbook Frame by Frame Quick & Easy by Parragon Books Ltd. I bought it originally because I liked all the photos showing the steps – it’s a very visual cookbook.
Last time I had tagged a recipe for grilled steak with salsa, it was delish – you can read about it here. This time I had tagged a recipe for Teriyaki Steak.
To make it I heated a skillet with oil over high heat. As my skillet warmed I seasoned my steaks (I used sirloins) with salt and pepper. Then I combined mirin (which is Japanese rise wine), sake, soy sauce and sugar in a small bowl to save for a bit later (but not too much later because I said this recipe was super fast to make).
When the oil was hot I added some bean sprouts and tossed them while cooking for 30 seconds. I removed the bean sprouts from the skillet and let them drain on a paper towel.
Then I heated more oil in the skillet (still set at high heat). Once hot I added my steak and let that cook for 3 minutes. Then I turned and let it cook for another 2 minutes.
I removed the steak and let it rest under aluminum foil (but it didn’t get too much of a rest because this was a FAST recipe to make). I then removed the skillet from heat and added my reserved mirin/sake/soy sauce/sugar mixture to the skillet with some green onions. That simmered (since the skillet was still hot) for a couple minutes and the sauce thickened slightly.
To serve I placed a bed of bean sprouts on every plate. Then I sliced the steak thin and topped with the reduced sauce. DONE in under 10 minutes!!!
Verdict: As I said this one is def. a keeper. So fast and so tasty. I am really enjoying this cookbook too so I recommend checking it out if you are in the market for a new cookbook! Grab the recipe for Teriyaki Steak here.