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Yakiniku Beef Salad (with Sauce)

Yakiniku Beef Salad (with Sauce)

A salad with delicious yakiniku beef and sauce instead of dressing. The vegetables taste better if you cut them up into chunks.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Thinly sliced beef
300 g
Cucumbers
1 to 2
Tomatoes
1 to 2
Lettuce
1/2
Julienned carrot
1/2 of a carrot
For the yakiniku sauce:
Soy sauce
4 tablespoons
Mirin
1 tablespoon
Finely chopped green onion
2 tablespoons
Grated garlic
1 clove
Grated ginger
1 teaspoon
Toasted white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
Sesame oil
2 tablespoons
Mango purée
4 tablespoons

Steps

1. Prepare the yakiniku sauce. Mix all the ingredients together. The mango puree is made by processing a canned or very ripe mango in a food processor until smooth. You can use sugar or honey instead; don't forget to give it taste and adjust the amount. You can use grated apple or Asian pear instead.
2. Cut the cucumber and tomato into chunks. Slice the carrot very thinly with a slicer. Tear up the lettuce into easy to eat pieces.
3. Stir fry the beef with a little oil, add the combined yakiniku sauce and simmer until cooked. Remove from heat and let cool.
4. Just before serving, put the meat and sauce in the pan over the vegetables (adjust the sauce to taste) and serve. Mix well before eating.

Story Behind this Recipe

I tried to recreate a dish from a pasta restaurant I used to frequent when I was working. I wonder if they still have it? It's a pasta restaurant near Kamiyacho Station on the Tokyo Metro.