Japanese-style marinated steak


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.

Japanese-style marinated steak
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes plus marinating
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2472.744kJ
Fat 33.8g
Saturated Fat 8.2g
Carbohydrate 8.5g
Sugars 8g
Salt 0.7g

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This recipe was first published in Wed Jun 01 11:28:00 BST 2011.