This keto hibachi steak is a quick way to create the classic Japanese dish at home! Low carb and sugar free recipe.
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What Does Hibachi Mean?
So what exactly IS hibachi? Well, I thought I knew! Here's an explanation from The Cooking Jar which matches my initial thoughts:
Hibachi is cooking the cooking of meat, vegetables, seafood, noodles, and rice over super-high heat on a flat and hot grill. These usually involve a fancy show with a hibachi chef at Japanese steakhouse restaurants like Kobe and Benihana.
But as I read more, I discovered that I wasn't quite right. This is from the Japanese Food Guide:
Hibachi is a word that is now in common usage, especially for those who like Japanese food and dining out, or even trying their own hand at grilling Japanese-style at home. However, Hibachi literally means ‘fire bowl’ and refers to an open-topped pot or a box made of (or lined with) fire-proof material into which charcoal and ash is placed for the purpose of heating a room.
Teppan is a flat iron griddle common at restaurants where the food (called teppanyaki) is cooked by the chef in front of customers. If you’ve ever eaten at a so-called ‘Hibachi steakhouse,’ it was most likely a teppanyaki restaurant.
With this recipe I am trying to recreate the flat grill or griddle at home – but by using a cast iron pan instead. And although it's nearer to teppanyaki steak than hibachi, hopefully you'll forgive me because you knew what I meant!
How to Make Keto Hibachi Steak
Luckily, there aren't many changes that need to be made to make a traditional hibachi meal keto-friendly. Mirin is often used – a type of rice wine which is similar to sake, but with a lower alcohol content and higher sugar content – but it contains 7g carbs per tablespoon! I've replaced this with a combination of rice wine vinegar and sweetener, which is simple yet effective!
Make the sauce by combining soy sauce (or tamari), rice wine vinegar, and a granular sweetener like classic Lakanto. Set aside.
Melt some butter in a cast iron pan over a medium-high heat. Add some garlic paste and sauté for a few minutes, stirring frequently. Next, add in some diced steak (I used black angus sirloin tips), and turn to coat them in the garlic butter.
Pour the sauce into the pan and cook until the steak is cooked to your liking.
Garnish with finely chopped green onions and season with salt and/or black pepper, if you like.
You could serve this steak with any kind of these low carb rice alternatives, or perhaps in a wrap or with a salad!
- Make the sauce by combining the soy sauce, vinegar, and sweetener in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Melt the butter in a cast iron pan over a medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté for a few minutes, stirring frequently. Next, add in the steak and turn to coat them in the garlic butter.
- Pour the sauce into the pan and cook until the steak is cooked to your liking.
- Garnish with finely chopped green onions and season with salt and/or black pepper, if liked.
0.9g net carbs per serving (quarter of the steak)
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the dish
Amount Per Serving Calories 315Total Fat 20gCholesterol 112mgSodium 546mgCarbohydrates 1.2gNet Carbohydrates 0.9gFiber 0.3gSugar 0.2gProtein 31g