Try this Korean steak and pickled cucumber dish, then also check out our classic steak salad.

With Waitrose, and other major retailers now selling gochujang, authentic Korean flavours are achievable midweek.


  • 1/2 mooli, peeled and shredded
  • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 2 spring onions, shredded
  • 1/4 cucumber, peeled into ribbons
  • 1 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp gochujuang or Korean chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 sirloin steak, all fat trimmed
  • steamed rice, to serve
  • a pinch black or white sesame seeds, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Toss the mooli, carrot, spring onion and cucumber with the rice vinegar and a pinch of salt. Leave to pickle in the fridge while you marinate the steak. Mix the gochujuang, soy and sesame oil then rub into the steak. Leave for at least an hour, or overnight in the fridge, if you can.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a griddle pan to very hot, and sear the steak for 2 minutes on each side or longer if you like, then leave to rest. Give the pickled salad a final toss, then serve with the sliced steak and some steamed rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.


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