Japanese 7 Spice Beef Skewers with Brussels Sprouts Salad

This recipe was featured with the Albion 2017 Cuvée Rouge. Pair with other Dry Red Blends, Zinfandel, Syrah, or Merlot.

Japanese 7 Spice Beef Skewers with Brussels Sprouts Salad

Grilled meat skewers, or yakitori, are a popular street and bar food in Japan. For this recipe, beef is marinated and glazed with a mixture of mirin, soy sauce, sake, sugar and Japanese 7 Spice Blend. A pickled Brussels sprouts salad adds crunch and bright flavor.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: asian, Japanese
Keyword: beef, brussels sprouts, salad, skewers
Servings: 6



  • 1/3 cup mirin
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp sake
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp Japanese 7 Spice Blend (Shichimi Togarashi)
  • 1 pound flank steak sliced across the grain into thin slices
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water


  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tsp sesme oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5-6 medium brussels sprouts cut into thin wedges (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup radicchio coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame seed


  • For the Beef Skewers, mix mirin, soy sauce, sake, sugar, sesame oil and Spice Blend in large bowl until well blended. Reserve 1/3 cup for glaze. Add beef to remaining marinade in bowl; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, for the glaze, mix cornstarch and water in small saucepan until smooth. Stir in reserved marinade. Stirring constantly, bring just to boil on medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Stir until slightly thickened. Set aside.
  • For the Brussels Sprouts Salad, mix vinegar, sugar, mirin, sesame oil and salt in large bowl. Add Brussels sprouts, radicchio and bell pepper; toss to coat well. Sprinkle with sesame seed. Cover. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
  • Thread beef in zig-zag fashion onto skewers. Discard any remaining marinade. Grill over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until desired doneness, turning occasionally and brushing with glaze. Serve beef skewers with Brussels Sprouts Salad. Sprinkle with additional Spice Blend. Serve with cooked rice, if desired.


Recipe by McCormick.com via WineShop at Home
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