Recipe

July 17, 2011

Filet Mignon With Ume Gyu Dare Recipe

Recipe:

Step 1: Season the steaks on all sides with salt and pepper.

Step 2: Make the dipping sauce by whisking together the gyu dare and ume paste in a bowl. Divide between 4 small dipping bowls; set aside.

Step 3: Preheat a grill for a two-zone fire (medium and hot). Clean and thoroughly oil the grate. Grill the steaks, covered, about 8 minutes for medium-rare. Start on hot heat for 1 minute, then shift the steaks to medium heat. After about 3 minutes, juices will begin to appear on top of the meat. Flip the steaks and repeat the two-zone grilling on the other side. When the steaks are ready, they’ll be browned and juicy on the surface. Let the filet mignons rest for about 5 minutes. Serve with the dipping sauce on the side.

Gyu Dare Dipping Sauce

Step 1: Add the soy sauce, sake, mirin and rice vinegar to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute, remove from the heat, and let the liquid cool to room temperature. Before using, refrigerate for at least 12 hours, or overnight, to give the flavours time to mingle. Gyu dare can keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Reprinted with permission from Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat’s The Japanese Grill (2011 Ten Speed Press).

Ingredients

4 (1-1/2″-thick) filet mignon steaks, about 2 lb.
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup Gyu Dare Dipping Sauce (recipe below)
1 tbsp ume paste

Gyu Dare Dipping Sauce
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup sake
1/2 cup mirin
1/4 cup rice vinegar

Directions

Yield:

Step 1: Season the steaks on all sides with salt and pepper.

Step 2: Make the dipping sauce by whisking together the gyu dare and ume paste in a bowl. Divide between 4 small dipping bowls; set aside.

Step 3: Preheat a grill for a two-zone fire (medium and hot). Clean and thoroughly oil the grate. Grill the steaks, covered, about 8 minutes for medium-rare. Start on hot heat for 1 minute, then shift the steaks to medium heat. After about 3 minutes, juices will begin to appear on top of the meat. Flip the steaks and repeat the two-zone grilling on the other side. When the steaks are ready, they’ll be browned and juicy on the surface. Let the filet mignons rest for about 5 minutes. Serve with the dipping sauce on the side.

Gyu Dare Dipping Sauce

Step 1: Add the soy sauce, sake, mirin and rice vinegar to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute, remove from the heat, and let the liquid cool to room temperature. Before using, refrigerate for at least 12 hours, or overnight, to give the flavours time to mingle. Gyu dare can keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Reprinted with permission from Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat’s The Japanese Grill (2011 Ten Speed Press).