Such an easy dish, yet easily top all my recipes from the past two month.
Shabu shabu Black Angus beef slices with ponzu garlic dipping sauce -
10 to 12 slices of good quality thin beef slices
3 tablespoons of ponzu sauce
2 tablespoon of hot water
2 red chili peppers
1 stalk of scallion
1 garlic clove
Since this is such a simple dish, the quality of the beef and the dipping sauce become the key to its success.
My thin beef slices were purchased from Mitsuwa - a local Japanese grocery store in California. I find it hard to come across thin beef or pork slices in American grocery stores. If you can't get a hold of such ingredient, maybe try to purchase large chunks and ask the butcher to slice it for you.
Definitely no brainer to prepare the meat,
Just bring a small pot of water to a boil, take one slice at a time and "shabu" in hot water for few seconds. Place the meat onto the plate once cooked but still remain that slightly pink hue throughout.
For the ponzu garlic dipping sauce,
Peel and mince the garlic,
Remove the stems from the chilies and finely chop them, keep the seeds to add some flame to our sauce.
Remove the stem from the scallion and finely chop it,
Mix everything together, but the beef slices of course, then you'll have a lovely dipping sauce.
It seriously taste like heaven, much credits to the fine quality beef slices I got there. Those marbled fats just melt in your mouth, immediately followed by garlicky yet refreshing scent from the ponzu sauce.
I will definitely have this treat like...once a week?
Cindy's Rating: 9