385 North's Tataki of Beef (Marinated Beef)
1 1/2 teaspoons grated ginger root
3/4 teaspoon grated garlic
1/2 cup dark soy sauce
1 bunch chiso (ooba leaf), julienned
1/4 cup lime juice
14 ounces culotte or New York steak
2 tablespoons peanut oil
Green onions, sliced
Combine ginger, garlic, soy sauce, chiso and lime juice in flat glass dish just large enough to hold steak. Set aside. Trim steak to remove excess fat and season to taste with pepper on top and bottom. Sear beef quickly in hot peanut oil on all sides over high heat. Cook to rare stage only.
Place in dish with marinade and turn to coat well. Refrigerate, turning occasionally, at least 1 hour. Steak should be very cold and firm before slicing.
To serve, thinly slice diagonally. Sprinkle steak slices with thinly sliced green onions cut on bias and spoon small amount of marinade over, or serve on bed of julienned carrots, Chinese pea pods, or other thinly sliced vegetable, if desired. Makes 4 servings.
Note: Chiso or ooba leaf is available in Oriental markets.