Asian Style Wasabi Marinated Steak

Wasabi Marinated Steak
Wasabi Marinated Steak

Turn Select grade steak into Prime steak by following this easy Chinese Recipes! Super Easy wasabi marinated steak recipe and tips for cooking a flavorful, tender, and juice steak!

Hands-on Time: <5 min. Total Time: 20 min.

SHORT VERSION:

Cover Steak (~1” thick) with wasabi paste (powder will work also) on both sides. Wait 12 to 15 min. In a pan (cast iron preferred), turn on high heat for 3 min. Add oil (1t) into the pan. Once oil starts to smoke, sprinkle salt + pepper (1 pinch) on the steak, lay steak onto the pan and cook for 2 min each side. Let steak rest for ~ 2 to 5 min before serving.

INTRO:

Use Wasabi to marinate steak?! Wouldn’t it turn the steak into super “spicy” chuck of meat? I had this doubt when I first heard of tenderizing the steak using wasabi. I understand that wasabi can tenderize meat (through interaction between enzymes in wasabi and meat protein), but how about the strong simulating flavor? It turns out the “hotness” of wasabi comes from mustard oil (similar to that in horseradish), and it stimulates our “smell” instead of the “taste” by tongue. The mustard oil in wasabi is not very stable will breakdown under high heat. So once you cook the wasabi, it’s not “hot” anymore. But you can still taste some unique flavors of wasabi, which adds depth in the flavor profile of the grill steak. I find it absolutely delicious! Better than just salt and pepper alone.

TIP:

Tip.1

Check out my friend Paul’s post at thatothercookingblog.com for tips and instructions to prepare the perfect steak!

Tip.2

We want to heat up the pan to as high as possible, so avoid using oil with low smoking point. Not sure what oil to use? Here is the wiki page for smoke point. I also find that oil is optional for some of the fattier cut (i.e. ribeye).

Tip.3

Let the Steak REST before serving!

Tip.4

If your wasabi is not fresh, try to put couple drops of vinegar on it. It can revive wasabi’s “hotness”.

GOING THE EXTRA MILE (G.E.M.)the small steps to take you dish to the next level

G.E.M.1

Mixed Wasabi paste with chopped ginger or garlic to add additional flavors, or pair it with your favorite steak sauce. I love Asian style Black Pepper Sauce. Great with Steaks.

G.E.M.2

Pair Steak with Fried eggs, Spinach with peanut sauce, or Taiwanese style Kimchi for a great meal!

COOKWARE:

  • Cast Iron pan (or any flat pan)

INGREDIENTS:

Wasabi Marinated Steak ingred
Ingredients – Strip Steak

Protein

  • Steak ~ 1 to 2” thick, actual oz doesn’t really matter. (I’m using New York Strip, but any steak cut will work)
  • Sauce/condiments/Spices:
  • Wasabi paste or powder – enough to cover whole steak. I used S&B Wasabi paste here.
  • Salt + Pepper – 1 pinch
  • (optional G.E.M.) Chopped garlic or ginger – 1 t

BEFORE COOKING:

Prep.1

Wasabi Marinated Steak
Wasabi Marinated Steak

Cover steak with Wasabi paste. Marinate for 12 to 15 min. You can marinate as long as you like (maybe not days).

(optional) G.E.M.1

Mix wasabi paste/powder with finely chopped ginger or garlic. (personally I like just salt and pepper +wasabi.)

COOKING STEPS:

Cooking.1

Pre-heat the pan for ~ 3 min to 5 min or to a point where you can feel the heat by putting your hands 2 to 3 inch above pan.

Cooking.2

Wasabi Marinated Steak - cooking
Cooking Steak

Sprinkle salt and pepper on the marinated steak and lay it onto the hot pan. Cook for ~ 2 min on each side for ~ medium rare.

Wasabi Marinated Steak - Resting Steak
Rest Steak before Serving

Let the steak rest for 2 to 5 min and It’s ready to serve!

(Optional) G.E.M. Pairing With Spinach and Asian Style Black Pepper Sauce.

Wasabi Marinated Steak
Wasabi Marinated Steak

Pair the Steak with your favorite sauce (my favorite is Asian Style Black Pepper Sauce), fried eggs, spinach, Taiwanese pickled cabbage, or even fried rice or any of your favorite side dishes!

Asian Style Wasabi Marinated Steak
Turn Select grade steak into Prime! Super Easy wasabi marinated steak cooked to tender juice perfection!
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Cuisine: Chinese, Taiwanese, Asian, American
Recipe type: American, grill, pan-fry, sear, steak, meat, asian, marinate
Serves: 1
Prep time: 
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Ingredients
  • Steak ~ 1 to 2” thick, actual oz doesn’t really matter. (I’m using New York Strip, but any steak cut will work)
  • (Optional) Egg - 1
  • (Optional) Spinach or Cabbage – see this post
  • Wasabi paste or powder – enough to cover whole steak.
  • Salt + Pepper – 1 pinch
Instructions
  1. Cover steak with Wasabi paste. Marinate for 12 to 15 min. You can marinate as long as you like (maybe not days).
  2. Pre-heat the pan for ~ 3 min to 5 min or to a point where you can feel the heat by putting your hands 2 to 3 inch above pan.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the marinated steak and lay it onto the hot pan. Cook for ~ 2 min on each side for ~ medium rare.
  4. Let the steak rest for 2 to 5 min and It’s ready to serve!
  5. (Optional) Pair the Steak with fried eggs, spinach, Taiwanese pickled cabbage, or your favorite side dishes!
Notes
Check out my friend Paul’s post at thatothercookingblog.com for tips and instructions for a great steak!
We want to heat up the pan to as high as possible, so avoid using oil with low smoking point. Not sure what oil to use? Here is the wiki page for smoke point. I also find that oil is optional for some of the fattier cut (i.e. ribeye). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_point
Let the Steak REST before serving!

 

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