Make this delicious yakiniku recipe just like the ones from popular Japanese yakiniku restaurants in the comfort of your own kitchen. Charcoal grilled slices of beef served along side a sweet, savory, umami filled dipping sauce and a side of veggies!
1/2tbspSweetenermonkfruit erythritol blend, sugar or sweetener of choice
1tbspBonito Flakescan sub with 1/8 tsp of hondashi
1 1/2tbspGrated Appleabout 1/8 Medium Apple
1tspToasted Sesame Oil
1tspToasted Sesame Seed
1/2tspRice Vinegarcan sub with White Vinegar
Gather all the ingredients.
Use a paper towel to pat down any excess moisture from slices of beef. Sprinkle on salt and black pepper and set aside at room temperature.
In a stove top pot, add Japanese sake, sweetener, Soy Sauce and Bonito Flakes and bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer and let it simmer for 1 minute. After 1 minute has passed, strain Bonito Flakes with a strainer and use a spoon to push out any excess juices from the Bonito Flakes. Transfer sauce to a mixing bowl and set aside to cool down.
In the meantime, peel skin off of the apple and use a grater to grate apple and garlic cloves. Place inside the mixing bowl along with Sesame Oil, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Black Pepper and Rice Vinegar. Give the sauce a nice mix and place in fridge until ready to use. Note - the yakiniku dipping sauce will taste best after sitting in the fridge overnight but not necessary.
Preheat grill on high until temp reaches ~350. Once the grill is up to temp, place slices of beef on the grill. Close lid and cook for ~1 minute until browned. Flip beef and cook for ~1 minute or until preferred liking. Transfer to a serving plate and serve with yakiniku dipping sauce!