October 10, 2021
Recipe: Grilled teriyaki beef sticks
Who can resist tender grilled beef on a stick? This recipe for Teriyaki Beef Sticks combines tender marinated beef with a sweet and savoury, honey-based Teriyaki Sauce. Grill it up for dinner in minutes.
Though Teriyaki sauce and marinade has become a favourite here in North America and around the world, it has its roots firmly planted in Japan.
Teriyaki in Japan is more about the style in which the food is cooked. ‘Teri’ or tare means ‘luster’ or ‘glaze’ referring to the sheen of the sauce once it has been cooked onto a protein. ‘Yaki’ refers to direct cooking methods such as grilling, broiling, or pan-frying.
- 1 1/2 lbs top round beef steak
For the marinade
- 4 tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce (or tamari sauce)
- 2 tbsp sake (or mirin)
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil (or avocado oil)
- 4 cloves garlic; peeled and crushed
- 1-inch ginger; peeled and grated
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 green onion; green and white parts
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves; chopped
- 1 red chile pepper; thinly sliced (optional)
- 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup Honey Teriyaki Sauce
- Whisk together the honey, soy sauce, sake (or mirin), pineapple juice, oil, garlic, ginger, and black pepper in a large bowl.
- Slice the steak into thin ribbons.
- Add the steak and use your hands to combine so that all the steak is coated. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
- 20 minutes before you BBQ, soak 20 wooden skewers in water (this helps prevent them from catching on fire). Preheat a grill to medium-high.
- Thread the steak onto the skewers. This amount should make between 15 to 20 skewers.
- Grill the skewers until the beef is cooked, about 3 minutes per side. Brush with more teriyaki sauce, if desired.
- Transfer to a serving platter, drizzle more Teriyaki sauce over the skewers, and top with the scallion, cilantro, chili pepper, and sesame seeds.
- Serve along with the Teriyaki Sauce for drizzling on top. Great as an appetizer or as a meal when served with steamed rice.
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