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Milk Street Bowtie Ginger-Soy Steak with Pear-Cucumber Salad

Ginger-Soy Steak with Pear-Cucumber Salad

40 minutes

Free

Sirloin tips are sometimes labeled steakhouse-style steak tips; the cut also goes by “sirloin flap meat.” If it isn't available, flat-iron steak is a good alternative, but make sure it is about 1 inch thick. A slightly underripe pear—any variety is fine—works best in the salad, as its texture is firm and crisp. To cook the steak indoors, heat the broiler with a rack positioned about 4 inches from the heat. After patting the pieces dry, place them on a wire rack set in a rimmed baking sheet and cook until 125°F at the center, 7 to 10 minutes, turning the meat halfway through. To make this recipe gluten-free, substitute an equal amount of tamari for the soy sauce; be sure to double-check that your tamari does not contain gluten.

1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons peeled finely grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons white sugar, divided
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
4 garlic cloves, finely grated
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 1/2 pounds sirloin tips, cut into 2-inch pieces
6 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 English cucumber, quartered lengthwise, thinly sliced on the bias
1 firm pear, quartered, cored and thinly sliced crosswise
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
Ingredients
  • ½

    cup soy sauce

  • 2

    tablespoons peeled finely grated fresh ginger

  • 2

    tablespoons white sugar, divided

  • 1

    tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 4

    garlic cloves, finely grated

  • 1

    teaspoon ground white pepper

  • pounds sirloin tips, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 6

    tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar

  • 1

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1

    English cucumber, quartered lengthwise, thinly sliced on the bias

  • 1

    firm pear, quartered, cored and thinly sliced crosswise

  • 1

    tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

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Ginger-Soy Steak with Pear-Cucumber Salad

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4

Servings

40 minutes

Tip

Don’t marinate the steak longer than 30 minutes or it will be too salty.

Ingredients
  • ½

    cup soy sauce

  • 2

    tablespoons peeled finely grated fresh ginger

  • 2

    tablespoons white sugar, divided

  • 1

    tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 4

    garlic cloves, finely grated

  • 1

    teaspoon ground white pepper

  • pounds sirloin tips, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 6

    tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar

  • 1

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1

    English cucumber, quartered lengthwise, thinly sliced on the bias

  • 1

    firm pear, quartered, cored and thinly sliced crosswise

  • 1

    tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Step 1 of 3

Prepare the marinade and the cucumber mixture

½
cup soy sauce
2
tablespoons peeled finely grated fresh ginger
2
tablespoons white sugar
1
tablespoon toasted sesame oil
4
garlic cloves, finely grated
1
teaspoon ground white pepper
pounds sirloin tips, cut into 2-inch pieces
6
tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
1
teaspoon kosher salt
1
English cucumber, quartered lengthwise, thinly sliced on the bias
1
firm pear, quartered, cored and thinly sliced crosswise

In a medium bowl, stir together the soy sauce, ginger, 1 tablespoon of the sugar, the sesame oil, garlic and white pepper until the sugar dissolves. Add the beef and stir to coat. Cover and marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes. 


Meanwhile, in a separate medium bowl, combine the vinegar, the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and the salt. Stir in the cucumber and pear. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Step 2 of 3

Prep the grill and cook

Prepare a grill for direct, high-heat cooking. For a charcoal grill, spread a large chimney of hot coals evenly over the grill bed; open the bottom grill vents. For a gas grill, set all burners to high. Heat the grill, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes, then clean and oil the cooking grate. Remove the beef from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels, then grill until 125°F (for medium-rare) at the thickest part, 6 to 8 minutes, turning halfway through.

Step 3 of 3

Plate and serve

1
tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Drain the cucumber mixture and transfer to a large platter, arranging it on one side. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Arrange the steak opposite the salad.

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