1 lb. beef, sliced very thin, across the grain into strips
2 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs sugar
1 Tbs sesame oil
1 Tbs sesame salt (recipe below)
1/8 tsp freshly grated black pepper
4 scallions, chopped into 1-inch pieces
3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 Tbs sake
1 Tbs red pepper flakes
1 Tbs peanut oil
Toasted sesame seeds
Combine soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, sesame salt, pepper, scallions,
garlic, ginger, sake and red pepper flakes in a medium-size bowl.
Add the meat and toss. Allow to marinate at least 30 minutes.
Cook the meat over medium-high heat on a stove-top grill. Heat
the grill first, making it very hot. Add the oil. Cook the meat
1-2 minutes on each side, browning it nicely. Garnish with sesame
Sesame salt: Place 1 cup sesame seeds in a frying pan over medium
heat and toast, stirring constantly, until they just begin to turn
a light brown. Place in a food blender. Grind to a coarse texture
and stir in the salt. Keep in a covered jar in the refrigerator.