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Japanese 7 Spice Beef Skewers with Brussels Sprouts Salad
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Japanese 7 Spice Beef Skewers with Brussels Sprouts Salad

Grilled meat skewers, or yakitori, are a popular street and bar food in Japan. For this recipe, beef is marinated and glazed with a mixture of mirin, soy sauce, sake, sugar and Japanese 7 Spice Blend. A pickled Brussels sprouts salad adds crunch and bright flavor.
  • 25m

    prep time

  • 15m

    Cook Time

  • 211


  • 18



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Japanese 7 Spice Beef Skewers

  • 1/3 cup mirin
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sake
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Japanese 7 Spice Blend (Shichimi Togarashi)
  • 1 pound flank steak, sliced across the grain into thin slices
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Brussels Sprouts Salad

  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 to 6 medium Brussels sprouts, cut into thin wedges (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped radicchio
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Sesame Seed, toasted


  • For the Beef Skewers, mix mirin, soy sauce, sake, sugar, sesame oil and Spice Blend in large bowl until well blended. Reserve 1/3 cup for glaze. Add beef to remaining marinade in bowl; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, for the glaze, mix cornstarch and water in small saucepan until smooth. Stir in reserved marinade. Stirring constantly, bring just to boil on medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Stir until slightly thickened. Set aside.

  • For the Brussels Sprouts Salad, mix vinegar, sugar, mirin, sesame oil and salt in large bowl. Add Brussels sprouts, radicchio and bell pepper; toss to coat well. Sprinkle with sesame seed. Cover. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

  • Thread beef in zig-zag fashion onto skewers. Discard any remaining marinade. Grill over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until desired doneness, turning occasionally and brushing with glaze. Serve beef skewers with Brussels Sprouts Salad. Sprinkle with additional Spice Blend. Serve with cooked rice, if desired.

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