Spicy Sous Vide Steak Teriyaki Salad Bowls

Spicy Teriyaki Sous Vide Skirt Salad Bowl

Super tender steak on fresh salad greens served with a spicy teriyaki sauce. Could dinner get any better?
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Matthew Cetta


For The Steak

  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

For The Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup mirin sweet Japanese rice wine
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 slices of peeled ginger about 1/4 inch thin
  • 2 cloves of garlic smashed
  • 1 heaping tablespoon tobanjan
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated garlic use a microplane
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

For The Salad

  • 1 pound spring greens
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup shredded daikon
  • 3 scallions white parts only, julienned


For The Steak

  1. Generously salt and pepper the steaks. Sear in a very hot cast iron skillet. or other heavy bottomed, skilled over very high heat for 45 seconds on each side.
  2. Place the steaks in a Food Saver or Ziploc bag in a single layer. If they are too big you can slice them to fit.
  3. Seal using a vacuum sealer or the displacement method and place into a 130°F water bath for 4 hours.
  4. Remove steaks from the bath and place them on the counter to rest. Reserve any juices that accumulated in the bag.
  5. For The Dressing
  6. Heat the sesame oil in a medium pot over medium heat, sauté onions until softened (about 5 minutes).
  7. Add the soy sauce, mirin, sake, the steak juices, sugar, ginger, and garlic to the pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes. Using a sieve, strain out the solids.
  8. Return the sauce to medium heat and add grated garlic and tobanjan.
  9. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water and stir until it takes on a milky texture. Add this to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce becomes shiny and slightly thickened (about 3 minutes).
  10. Remove from heat and mix in sesame seeds. Allow to cool.

For The Salad

  1. Add spring mix to the bowls. Slice Steak into thin pieces and place it on top. Add shredded carrots and daikon to the bowls and top with scallions. Dress with the teriyaki sauce with more on the side in case people want more.

Recipe Notes

Steak and sauce can be prepared up to 2 days ahead. Just assemble before you serve.
If you want to add more to the salad sliced cucumber and edamame work well too.