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Easy Japanese Recipes – Beef and Greens with Miso Sauce
By Monica Sato
Ever thought of making Japanese food at home but don't know how to start? Well, if
you want an easy one-dish Japanese meal other than Omurice (Rice omelet) or Yaki
Soba (Fried Soba noodles), or if you're looking for a low carb Japanese lunch, then
you wouldn't want to miss today’s recipe. Not only it's quick and easy, it's also
super friendly on your figure and wallet! Oishii!
Beef and Greens with Miso Dipping Sauce Recipe
½ pound paper thin sliced lean beef or pork
1 cup leafy greens
1 stalk leek
1 small knob ginger, sliced
1 teaspoon olive oil
1½ tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
2 tablespoons miso paste
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon mustard
How to cook beef slices
Wash vegetables well and cut into bite-sized pieces. Bring a pot of water to a boil,
blanch vegetable stalks first and then the leaves. Turn off heat and drizzle in olive
Drain the cooked vegetables and arrange them on a serving platter. Set aside.
Place about 4 cups of water in the same pot, add leek and ginger. Bring to a rolling
boil. Cook a few slices of beef each time and then remove with a slotted ladle, making
sure to drain the excess liquid from the cooked beef slices and then pile them on
top of cooked vegetables.
Reserve about ½ cup of the cooking liquid for the dipping sauce and discard the rest.
Pulse toasted sesame seeds in a food processor or just grind with a pestle until
about 75 percent ground.
To make the dipping sauce*, place sesame seeds, miso paste, sugar, rice vinegar,
mustard, reserved cooking liquid in a bowl. Mix well until the sugar dissolved.
Chill cooked beef, vegetables and dipping sauce in the refrigerator until ready to