Fasted Dinner Ever!

YUM!!!!

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.

Quick trip to the skillet for these bean sprouts!
Quick trip to the skillet for these bean sprouts!

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.

sexy steak pic
sexy steak pic

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.

cooking even though no longer over the heat
cooking even though no longer over the heat

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!!!

YUM!!!!
YUM!!!!

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.