Cooking · Countries · Olympic Games Rio 2016

Japan – Beef Teriyaki and Spinach with Sesame and Miso

Yum, yum. and yum.  This was a delicious meal that was quick and easy to prepare. While I enjoy spending time make a meal, this is not a reality with each meal because I enjoy spending time with my family.  It is a great week night meal if you are short on time and looking to make a meal that is full of flavor and is a complete meal.

I hope you enjoy it was much as my family and I did.

Beef Teriyaki

  • 1/3 cup of sake or dry sherry
    • or you can use rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound lean beef, preferably shell steak
  1. Combine the sake, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, and lemon and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Cut the meat into thin strips and add to the marinade.
  3. Marinate 15 minutes or longer.
    1. While it is marinating you can prepare the spinach dish
  4. Drain and cook briefly in a hot skillet
  5. The beef is best if eaten slightly rare.
    1. If you are not comfortable with that, it is still wonderful fully cooked.  That is how I served the dish.

Spinach with Sesame and Miso

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons light miso
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 pound fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  1. Heat a wok or skillet and add the sesame seeds.
  2. Stir over medium high-heat until they are lightly toasted.
  3. Cool the seeds and crush them with a mortar and pestle or food blender.
  4. Mix with the miso and sugar.
  5. Wash the spinach and drain well.
  6. Heat a wok or skillet and add the oil.
  7. Stir-fry the spinach just until it collapses.
  8. Remove from the wok.
  9. Stir the miso and seame paste into the spinach.
  10. Serve hot or cold.

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