Miso-marinated Steak with Asian-style Cucumber Salsa

A tender cut like Strip Loin Steak Grilling Steak is marinated for just 20 minutes here just to impart flavour. Resting time is important after steaks are grilled as it allows the juices in the meat to settle and cooking to come to completion – key for the juiciest steak.
Yield 4 Servings Prep. Time 20 min Marinating Time 20 min Cooking Time 6 min Total Time 46 min


Here are the following ingredients:

  • ¼ cup (60 mL) EACH white miso paste and rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) EACH minced gingerroot and soy sauce
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) liquid honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pinch hot pepper flakes
  • 1 lb (500 g) Beef Strip Loin Grilling Steak, ¾ inch (2 cm) thick (about 2 steaks)
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH salt and fresh ground pepper

Asian-style Cucumber Salsa

  • 2 cups (500 mL) finely chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup (250 mL) cooked shelled edamame (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Lime wedges

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Follow these cooking methods/directions:

  1. Combine miso, vinegar, sesame oil, gingerroot, soy sauce, honey, garlic and hot pepper flakes in a small bowl. Transfer half the marinade to a medium bowl for the salsa; set aside. Place steaks in a shallow dish; pour in remaining marinade and turn steaks to coat; cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

  2. Remove beef from marinade; discard marinade. Pat steaks dry with paper towel and season all over with salt and pepper. Grill steaks in a closed preheated barbecue over medium-high heat (400°F/200°C) for 6 to 8 minutes for ¾ inch (2 cm) thick steaks, turning twice or more, until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into centre of steak reads 145°F (63°C) for medium-rare doneness at the least. Transfer to cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.

  3. Asian-style Cucumber Salsa: Meanwhile, add cucumber, edamame, green onions to reserved marinade; toss until well coated.

  4. Slice steaks across the grain. Arrange on a platter with Asian-style Cucumber Salsa. Serve with lime wedges.