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Ming Tsai serves up his special steak recipe in episode 9 of Simply Ming series 8.


  • 1 large red onion, sliced

  • 1 head maitake, florets and stemmed peeled and julienned

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon of Wanjashan, naturally brewed, organic soy sauce

  • 1 pound shaved beef, top round

  • ½ bunch basil, picked

  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard

  • ¼ cup mayo

  • 1 teaspoon coarse toasted ground peppercorn

  • 1 tomato sliced

  • 1head of iceberg lettuce shredded

  • 4 hoagie rolls, (toasted optional)

  • Yukon gold fries (recipe below)

  • canola oil

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


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    In a sauté pan on med-high heat, coated lightly with oil, add onions, season with salt and pepper. Sautee until caramelized, about 8 minutes and set aside. In same pan on med-high heat and coated with oil, add maitakes, garlic and sauté till crisp, let maitakes sit in pan to brown on one side before flipping. Add 1 tablespoon of naturally brewed soy sauce and cook for an additional minute. Set aside. Again in same pan, coat with oil and sear the beef quickly, season. Add back the onions to heat through then add the maitakes. Meanwhile, mix the Dijon mustard, mayo and peppercorn together. Make sandwiches layering the basil, tomatoes and lettuce. Spread Dijon mustard-mayo on both sides of bread. Top with hot meat mixture.

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