- 300g sirloin steak, fat removed
This well-flavoured steak needs to be cooked carefully, and rested properly to ensure…
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…
- 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
- 2 tbsp mirin
- thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled and sliced
Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…
- 2 garlic cloves
- 50g chopped fresh pineapple
With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…
- 1 tsp chilli flakes or Korean chilli powder
- 1 tbsp sesame oil, plus extra for frying
- lettuce leaves, to serve
Lettuce are available in a vast number of varieties, and are either crisp or floppy, growing…
- toasted sesame seeds, to serve
- spring onions, thinly sliced, to serve
Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…
For the dipping sauce
Put the steak in the freezer for 30 mins – it will firm up and be much easier to slice thinly. Meanwhile, make a marinade. Put the soy, sugar, mirin, ginger, garlic, pineapple, chilli flakes and oil in a food processor. Blitz until smooth, then pour into a bowl.
When the meat is semi-frozen, thinly slice into 25 pieces and add to the marinade. Chill until ready to use, but don’t leave for longer than 2 hrs or the pineapple juice will break down the meat too much.
Meanwhile, soak small wooden skewers in water for 10 mins. When ready to serve, thread a piece of meat onto each skewer. Heat a griddle pan, or frying pan, and brown skewers for 1-2 mins each side or until grill marks appear. Add a little more oil to the pan if needed.
Mix together the dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Serve the skewers with lettuce, sesame seeds, spring onions and dipping sauce.
Make aheadIf you’re not serving these immediately, just sear the skewers quickly on both sides so they are still undercooked. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Finish cooking in the oven at 200C/180C fan/gas 6 for 5 mins on a tray covered with foil.