Week Eighteen: Nici's Easy Homemade Teriyaki Beef!

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Easy Homemade Teriyaki Beef

Nici Wickes

Next time you’re think of having a steak for dinner give this a try. It’s a super tasty and easy way to turn a standard steak into a wondrous Japanese meal.


  • Teriyaki sauce

    • 1/3 cup light soy sauce

    • Scant ¼ cup mirin

    • 3 tbsp sake or rice wine

    • 1½ tsp caster sugar

  • 2 scotch fillets, room temperature

  • 1 tsp cooking oil

  • 2 cups cooked rice to serve

  • 1 spring onion to serve, sliced thinly 

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, black or white

  • ½ tsp chilli flakes

  • Sprinkle of salt

    1.     Stir together soy sauce, mirin, sake and sugar until sugar is dissolved.

    2.     Brush the steaks lightly with oil then whack them into a hot pan. Reduce heat to medium-hot and cook until some blood appears on the upper side. Flip.

    3.     Pour the sauce over the steak and let simmer, spooning it over the steak to coat for one minute.

    4.     Remove steak, rest for 5 minutes before slicing. During this time keep simmering sauce until thickened.

    5.     Serve steak draped in the sauce alongside rice (and I’ve steamed some asparagus to go with mine too) and sprinkled with spring onions and sesame/chilli. Season with salt and eat up!

Nici’s note: Replace beef with chicken thigh or breast – just cook it through before adding the teriyaki sauce to the pan.

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