Easy Asian Steak Bites (chelseasmessyapron)

Beef

1 1/2 lbs flank or sirloin steak
4 T Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce
2 T honey
1 T Kikkoman Thai Style Chili Sauce
2 T & 1/2 t sesame oil, divided
1 T minced garlic
toasted sesame seeds (opt)

Cut the steak and trim excess fat from the meat, then cut strips of the meat against the grain and just barely less than 1″ wide. Rotate strips and cut into bite-sized pieces. (Remove any large chunks of fat or gristle.) In a large bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, chili paste, 1/2 t sesame oil and garlic. Place the cut meat pieces into the mix and toss well to coat. Cover tightly and marinate for at least 20 min and up to 4 hours. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high to high heat. As the pan heats, add in 1 T sesame oil. Place some of the steak in the pan in a single layer. It should sizzle loudly AS SOON as it hits the pan to get a nice sear. (If it doesn’t, the pan isn’t hot enough.) Don’t stir or move the meat for 30 to 45 seconds. You want it to sizzle and brown on one side. Quickly flip the bites over and cook for an additional 30 – 45 seconds, just long enough to sear the outside of the meat but not cook the inside. You want these bites tender so avoid over-cooking. Remove all of the cooked steak bites to a plate. Add the remaining sesame oil to the pan and repeat the cooking process with the next batch just as before. Once all the meat is cooked, topped with sesame seeds if desired and enjoy with the dipping sauce.

Dipping Sauce

scant 1/2 c real mayo
2 large limes
3 t Sriracha or to taste
1 t sugar

Zest part of 1 lime to get 1/2 t lime zest and then juice 2 limes to get about 3 – 4 T lime juice. Combine mayo, lime juice, lime zest, Sriracha and sugar in a bowl. Add some salt and pepper to taste. Stir well and then taste (add additional lime or Sriracha to personal preference).

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