Japanese food is really misunderstood in America. Its disappointing that the only thing people are familiar with is sushi, and most Americans I know won’t go near it because they don’t like fish. There is sooo much more to Japanese food than fish, be it raw or cooked. The meals in Japan range from the sophisticated complexity of kaiseki ryori to the tremendous variety of raw fish available over there, all the way to more common foods such as ramen, soba, yakitori, or beef bowls which have found more popularity recently. Not only is the food very tasty but the beauty in presentation of just about everything you eat in Japan is truly picture worthy.
The way I make Japanese food at home is not always pretty but I chalk that up to my American roots. I love the simplicity of this easy poached beef and potato dish and both the Irish in me and the Midwestern roots are totally satisfied.
I am of Irish descent so I don’t think there has been a day in my life where I haven’t had at least one potato in my cupboard. And if you have potatoes, you have onions, no doubt. The beauty of this dish is that you don’t have to have a huge portion of steak for everyone. You need at least 1/2 pound of beef and it can be leftover or fresh. Often enough I have just a small portion of steak or roast beef leftover and it’s not enough to do anything with so I make this!
- January 13, 2019
- 30 min
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- 1/2 pound thinly sliced beef
- 1/2 medium onion sliced thin
- 1lb All purpose potato sliced into 6 pieces each
- 1/4 c cooked green vegetable for topping (optional)
- 5 T Sake
- 3 T Sugar
- 5 T Soy Sauce
- 2 T Mirin
- Step 1
- Put beef and onions into large dutch oven and pour sauce over to cover
- Step 2
- Tear off a piece of aluminum foil and fold to size of your pot to create a drop lid, push down to cover potatoes and raise heat to medium high
- Step 3
- Cook over medium high heat for 15 minutes or until potatoes are soft and tender
- Step 4
- Add green vegetables and serve
Kate, thank you for this delicious recipe! I made it yesterday. I threw in carrots with the potatoes. I topped it with sliced sugar snap peas. Yum!