When sautéed beef slices are dressed with grated daikon (white radish) and ponzu (citrus soy sauce) dressing, they become a rather light meal instead of a rich and heavy beef dish. Beef with Grated Daikon and Ponzu Dressing is so quick to make.
Prep Time assumes that sliced meat is purchased and ponzu is already made.
Add oil to a fry pan over medium high heat.
Place beef slices on the fry pan ensuring that each slice is not folded or overlapped. Sauté for 30 seconds on each side then transfer to plate.
Pour ponzu over the grated daikon or serve beef with ponzu separately for individuals to pour over the daikon.
1. I did not use marbled wagyu beef (beef with fat scattered in the red meat tissue) but it would be the best if you can get it because the good amount of fat in the beef slices goes well with daikon oroshi. Beef tenderloin, sirloin, strip loin, or rib-eye slices are suitable for this dish.
The thickness of the sliced beef should be about 2-3mm (1/16 - ⅛") which is suitable for sukiyaki. Shabu-shabu slices are thinner than sukiyaki slices. They would be too thin and the meat breaks easily when sautéed.
You can buy thinly sliced beef at Asian/Japanese grocery stores. They are sold frozen. You might also find sliced beef at Korean butchers.
If you cannot buy thinly sliced beef, you can make slices from a block of beef. Please refer to my post, Beef Rolls with Asparagus where I explain how to make thinly sliced beef.
2. If you are using marbled wagyu beef slices, you need only one teaspoon oil, but if your beef is red meat with not much fat in it, you need more oil.
3. Ponzu is a citrus flavoured soy sauce dressing. Please refer to my post, Japanese Dressings, which explains how to make ponzu.
You can also buy a bottle of ponzu dressing at Asian/Japanese grocery stores.