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    Japanese-style marinated steak

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes plus marinating
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

    Serves: 4


    4 x 250g sirloin steaks, each about 2.5cm thick
    2 tbsp sunflower oil
    6 tbsp mayonnaise
    2 tsp wasabi paste powder

    To make marinade

    50ml mirin rice wine
    1 tsp English mustard
    2 tbsp caster sugar
    2 tbsp saké (optional)


    1 Make the marinade: combine the mirin, mustard, sugar and saké (if using) in a shallow dish. Add the steaks, cover and marinate in the fridge for 3-4 hours.

    2. Bring the steaks to room temperature before cooking. Using kitchen paper, wipe the marinade from each steak and brush with the sunflower oil. Sear on a hot barbecue or griddle pan for 3 minutes on each side for rare. Rest for 5 minutes.

    3. Combine the mayonnaise and wasabi. Serve with the steaks and a salad.

    Drink recommendation

    Your best bet is a smooth, peppery shiraz. Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2010, South Australia.

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