Beef in Mirin and Soy

Posted By Kerri


Yesterday heralded the start of our new year healthy eating plan. In honour of the occasion I spent some time on Sunday going through our recipe files looking for low-fat dishes that looked exciting. I find it helps to be organised about what you’re eating so those mid-afternoon lows aren’t too difficult to get over, variety also helps so we’re not eating the same things every day.

Stephen then went through my chosen recipes and selected the ones he fancied and having bought the ingredients we settled on this dish first.

It seemed to come together very quickly and the smell of the food cooking was really good, the end dish was tasty but a little too sweet for our taste despite reducing the amount of sugar. It’s definitely something we’ll try again though because it checked all the boxes: quick, tasty, healthy.

Serves Two:

75ml white wine
50ml dark soy sauce
50ml mirin
1cm piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon caster sugar (next time we’ll half this)
1/2 onion, sliced (increase this next time)
250g rump steak, thinly sliced
50ml water

Put the wine, soy sauce, mirin, ginger, sugar and water in a saucepan over a medium heat. Cook so that the sugar dissolves then bring to the boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Add the onion and simmer for a further 8-10 minutes. Add the beef and simmer until just cooked.

We served this with pak choi and rice but noodles would also have worked well.

Jan 15th, 2008

2 Comments to 'Beef in Mirin and Soy'

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  1. L said,

    Mmm that looks delicious though. I’ve found in many Japanese or Japanese inspired recipes they use a lot of sugar.

    Have you tried making your own miso soup? The white miso lasts forever in the fridge, and you can get instant dashi stock and dried wakame seaweed. Anyway, its very healthy, and by adding udon noodles, some veg, tofu / chicken you get a very tasty and healthy meal.

    Good luck with the healthy eating plan – I quit smoking and have been eating everything and anything in sight ever since!

  2. Stephen said,

    We haven’t tried making our own miso soup, but thanks for the tip. I’ve always enjoyed it when having it at a restaurant, so making our own would be really good.

    Good luck with the not smoking!

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