Beef Teriyaki Skewer Salad

BY: Snake River Farms

  • cooking-duration 1 hour
  • servings 2-4 SERVINGS
  • cooking-style grill
  • cooking-mode beginner

It's hard to resist the seductive combination of American Wagyu beef,  soy sauce, garlic and ginger. We used this savory marriage of Asian flavors to create a satisfying Teriyaki beef salad using our American Wagyu steak cuts. This is a simple recipe, but you'll fine tune your knife skills prepping the vegetables. Once the beef is skewered and grilled, it's fun to assemble all the ingredients for a colorful, crunchy meal that is both refreshing and satisfying.


Teriyaki Marinade

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 3 tablespoons mirin (Japanese rice wine seasoning)

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (Add more for a spicier sauce.)

Soy Sesame Dressing

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar

  • 1/4 cup peanut oil

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Teriyaki Beef Skewers

  • 1 package (1 lb.) Snake River Farms Steak Cuts Buy Now

  • 1/2 red onion, cut into 1" pieces

Salad and Assembly

  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce

  • 1/2 head small nappa cabbage

  • 1/2 head small red cabbage

  • 1 small red pepper

  • 1 large carrot

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

  • 1/2 cup green onions, green only, sliced thin

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Heat over medium until the sugar dissolves and all ingredients meld. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
15 minutes
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until the sugar completely dissolves.
10 minutes
Place steak cuts and red onion in a shallow bowl or resealable plastic bag with the teriyaki sauce. Allow to marinate for at least an hour. If using wooden skewers, place in water to soak.
1 hour
Divide steak cuts into 4 even groups. Place on 4 skewers, alternating beef and onion.
5 minutes
Heat the grill to high heat (500 or more). Place skewers with beef and onions on the grill, rotating 1/4 turn every 2 minutes. These pieces will cook quickly and be ready in 8 to 10 minutes. Remove skewers from grill, place on a cutting board loosely tented with foil.
10 minutes
Prepare salad vegetable. Wash romaine, nappa and red cabbage. Slice into 1/4" strips, across the leaves.
10 minutes
Peel carrot and cut into matchsticks. Core and seed pepper. Cut into 1/4" dice.  
10 minutes
Combine romaine, nappa, red cabbage, carrots, pepper and green onion in large bowl. Add a light drizzle of dressing and toss. This can be divided into 4 nice sized portions or 2 generous salads for larger appetites. Garnish with chopped cilantro and toasted sesame seeds. Place Teriyaki beef skewers on top of the salad. Alternately, beef and onion can be removed from the skewers and added to salad. Serve with extra dressing on the side.
5 minutes