A hibachi is a traditional Japanese-style cooking device that is used to cook meat, vegetable, and seafood dishes. It is usually a metal hot plate with a container that houses either burning wood or charcoal. But just because you don't have one at home doesn't mean that you can't enjoy the same type of flavor. All you need is your very own backyard grill.
This hibachi-style steak recipe starts on the grill and finishes in a delicious flavorful sauce, from the soy sauce and white vinegar to the garlic, ginger, and white pepper. A little bit of sugar brings it all together. Not only does this preparation enhance the steak, but it also creates a great dish for entertaining that doesn't require a lot of complicated ingredients—you likely have a lot of the sauce components already. Although this recipe is not 100 percent traditional for a hibachi because you'll be using your grill and not the hot plate, it still provides a great way to create the same deliciously sauced meat in the comfort of your own home.
Serve the steak and mushrooms with steamed rice for an easy main course. While you've got the grill fired up, add a few fresh vegetables such as zucchini, asparagus, or broccoli as a side dish.
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- For the Sauce:
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger (grated)
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- For the Steak:
- 4 (5-ounce) steaks (boneless)
- 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 8 large mushrooms (white or brown, sliced)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
Gather the ingredients.
To make the sauce, bring the soy sauce, white vinegar, sugar, garlic, ginger, and white pepper to a boil in a small saucepan.
Reduce heat immediately to low and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
Add the steaks and grill on each side just until grill marks form but the steak is still rare.
Remove the steaks from the grill and cut into bite-sized cubes.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the oil.
Place the steak pieces and mushrooms in the hot skillet. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes, tossing, or until the mushrooms start to brown.
Add sauce to the pan. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until the mushrooms are cooked through and steak has reached the desired doneness.
Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy.
What's the Difference Between Hibachi and Teriyaki?
Both of these dishes contain sauces with similar ingredients, but hibachi refers to the method of cooking and the meat is not marinated in the sauce. With teriyaki, the sauce contains similar ingredients as the sauce used for hibachi-style steak, but it tends to be sweeter and the meat is usually marinated first before cooking.
This recipe allows you to cook your steak just the way you like it. Here is a handy temperature guide for steak doneness.
- Rare: 120 to 130 F
- Medium-Rare: 130 to 135 F
- Medium: 140 to 150 F
- Medium-Well: 155 to 165 F
- Well: 160 F
How to Store Hibachi-Style Steak
This dish will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days in a covered container. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop over medium-low heat until it's completely hot.