Preparation Time: 20 mins Cooking Time: 30 mins Serving: 6
- 7kg Scottish striploin sirloin steak
- 4 tbsp sake or very dry sherry (sake is a brewed rice wine)
- 4 tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce or tamari soy sauce
- (tamari is a thick soy sauce made with rice)
- 4 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
- garlic cloves, peeled, crushed and finely chopped
- 1 'thumb' root ginger, peeled and grated
- 1 tbsp groundnut oil, or vegetable oil
- Remove the skin and back fat from the striploin, then trim off any other tissue or fat so the joint looks as ‘clean’ as a fillet steak with no more than 1cm/1⁄2in of fat left. Put the beef into a deepish, non-reactive, fairly tight-fitting dish.
- Whisk all the other ingredients, except for the groundnut oil, with 4 tablespoons cold water. Pour this over the beef, turning to coat well. Cover and chill for 6-24 hours, turning the beef every few hours, or when you remember – frequently not the same thing.
- When you are ready to cook the beef, preheat the oven to 220C/Gas 7/fan oven 200C. Take the joint out of the marinade and pat it as dry as you can with kitchen paper. Put a large frying pan over a high flame and, while it’s heating up, smear the oil over the beef, using the palms of your hands.
- Put the beef into the searingly hot pan and brown it very quickly on all sides (including the ends), using a pair of stout tongs to turn it.
- Transfer the meat to a metal rack set in a roasting tin. Put the tin on the middle shelf of the oven and roast the beef for 30 minutes, if you like your meat medium-rare in the middle. Cook it for another 10-15 minutes if you prefer it less pink, but this is not a recipe which lends itself to well-done beef – without any protective fat, the meat will be dry and horrible.
- Leave the beef to rest in a warm place for 10-15 minutes, then transfer the joint to a carving board or platter, and slice it fairly thinly.
Posted by Aussie Meat and for this fabulous recipe, we thank BBC Good Food for the recipe link https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/soy-sake-marinated-striploin-beef