Simmered Beef with Ginger – Beef Shigureni
With flavor as intense and fleeting as an autumn shower, beef shigureni is a quick and easy main dish with lots of flavor!
- beef (1 pound)
- onion (1)
- oil (1 tablespoon)
- ginger (2 inches)
- sake (5 tablespoons)
- mirin (1 tablespoon)
- sugar (3 tablespoons)
- soy sauce (3 tablespoons)
- sesame seed (3 tablespoons)
If not already sliced, slice the beef into thin strips for quick and easy cooking.
Slice the onion into long strips.
Grate the ginger using a hand grater or finely mince by hand. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Once warm, add the ginger and fry for about a minute until fragrant.
Add the beef and onion to the pan and fry for 5 minutes. We don’t need to fully cook the meat, we just want to get the flavor started, so don’t worry about cooking it all the way through!
Once the edges have started to brown, add the sake, mirin, sugar and soy sauce and let simmer for about 10 minutes until most of the liquid has been evaporated.
While the beef is simmering, toast the sesame seeds. Put a small pan on the burner over medium high heat, and once hot add the sesame seeds. Toast them for a few minutes, until they start to smell fragrant and the edges turn light brown.
Once most of the liquid has been evaporated, add the toasted sesame to the beef and stir to coat. Serve hot over a bed of rice, and enjoy!
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