Miso garlic beef cubes may taste like a sophisticated appetizer but it doesn’t take a master chef to prepare this delectable dish. Chunky and tender bite-sized cubes drizzled in a savory sauce is a sure-fire way of elevating a simple dinner.
- Beefsteak cubes (Filet Mignon/Sirloin/Ribeye)
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp Mirin
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 shallot minced
- 3 tbsps ginger minced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- Kosher salt
- Ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup White Miso Paste
- Optional: Peppers, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Coriander, Spring onion, Garlic (smashed), Sesame-lime dressing; 1 cup Jasmine rice
- For your marinade, you have two options.
- The first one would be to marinate the beef cubes in miso, garlic, mirin, rice vinegar, and sugar.
- If you prefer a more complex range of flavors, you will need a blender for your miso-ginger sauce. Place the shallot, ginger, garlic, mirin, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, kosher salt, brown sugar, white miso paste, and sesame oil in a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth in consistency. Take the middle piece off the blender and gradually pour in the grapeseed oil. Season with more kosher salt to taste.
- If you want to pair your beef cubes with rice, it is best to get it cooking before the final steps. Fill a small pot with salted water and bring to a boil. Add in the jasmine rice and stir. Let it simmer. Right before the boiling point, start reducing the heat. Make sure to cover the pot with a lid. Let it cook for 20 more minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
- For this next step, make sure to do this if and when you’re letting the rice cook. Heat up the pan over high heat. Drizzle your grapeseed and sesame oils. Once the oil starts to smoke, proceed to add the beef cubes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Let the beef sear for at least 3 minutes. Turn it over and repeat the searing process. Pour in the soy sauce and saute for 1 minute so the meat is evenly coated. Once the meat is browned to your satisfaction, take it off the pan. Don’t forget to leave the pan juices.
- If you prefer to serve the miso garlic beef cubes with rice, fluff it and divide between bowls. You can then use the bite-sized cubes as toppings. Otherwise, drizzle your miso-ginger sauce either on the side or at the top. Enjoy!