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Hibachi Steak Marinade

Hibachi Steak Marinade

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When it’s not too hot, and not too chilly out, it’s the perfect time to hang out outside for dinner.  You can grill up some burgers, chicken whatever you want if you have a grill, but if you’re looking to switch it up, here’s an awesome outside dinner idea – Hibachi! Here’s the Hibachi Steak Marinade I use when I’m making Hibachi at home.

Cumin Shortribs, Salmon, and Marinated Ribeye Pieces

What is Hibachi?

Hibachi is a cooking style originally from Japan that has evolved over the years. Ingredients such as meats, veggies, rice are cooked on a large flat griddle like station. Sauces, seasonings, and marinades are used to help meats, veggies and rice taste oh-so-delicious. Japanese hibachi steak marinade is super delicious!

There’s actually a lot more history to Hibachi so if you’re interested in learn check out this article.

How long to marinade?

I pretty much marinade every meat these days, ex. stir fry steak, steak fajitas, chicken with broccoli, and I have to say the longer the better – at the very least, 30 minutes for this one, however I’ve gone 15 minutes before. The longer, the more flavorful it will be!

Ingredients

The first thing you need is Butter (Ghee or Coconut Oil for Dairy Free options).

The second thing you need is actually – Anything you want to hibachi up!  Just make sure it’s not some giant thing that will take forever to cook, chop up your steaks and what not.  Some ideas include steak (cut in to small pieces), mushrooms, salmon (sliced), shrimp, cabbage (sliced).

King Oyster Mushrooms for Homemade Hibachi
Sliced up King Oyster Mushrooms
Salmon with Black Pepper for Homemade Hibachi
Salmon with Black Pepper
Wild Shrimps for Homemade Hibachi
Marinated Wild Caught Shrimps

Hibachi steak marinade recipe

This is the trick to making it delicious! Yes, you can just cooked the steak without the marinade and add salt and pepper, but what’s the fun in that?

hibachi steak marinade
Marinated Pieces of Ribeye Steak

So by popular demand, here’s how to make hibachi steak marinade for the steak that my mom uses and how you could make it gluten free/paleo.  You may want to adjust the ratio depending on how much meat you have:

  • 2 Green onions, chopped
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • 1 tbsp of Honey
  • 1/4 cup of Soy Sauce (sub with coconut aminos if gluten free or paleo)
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil

Equipment

For the full ‘hibachi’ fill, we use an electric griddle and sit outside. We grill it and eat it as we go. Similar to how you would eat hot pot.

  • Electric Griddle

Instructions

In a bowl, add your meats (steak, chicken, shrimp, fish, etc.) with marinade ingredients at least 30 minutes. You can also use a large ziplock bag.

Fire up your griddle, and grease up your griddle with butter or coconut oil. Or, if you just want the food and not the experience, go ahead and cook on stove top.

Place your ingredients on the griddle/stove top and flip as desired to cook both sides evenly.

Starting to cook
Starting to cook

Wait while you smell how delicious the food is.

Cooking...
Cooking…

Eat!

hibachi steak marinade
Looks about done!

Repeat 2-5 until way too full!!

I really recommend trying this out sometime before winter is here and it’s too cold in the backyard! Also, something else you can do is make some salad at the side so that you eat salad while you wait.  

This type of meal is best with a large group of friends around so you’ll be having a blast and before you know it, your yummy homemade hibachi will be ready to eat!

Hibachi Steak Marinade

Hibachi Steak Marinade

Ingredients

  • 2 Green onions, chopped
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • 1 tbsp of Honey
  • 1/4 cup of Soy Sauce (sub with coconut aminos if gluten free or paleo)
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil

Instructions

    In a bowl, add your meats (steak, chicken, shrimp, fish, etc.) with marinade ingredients.

    Let it sit for at least 30 minutes. You can also use a large ziplock bag.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 878mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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Mary

Sunday 20th of June 2021

For Gluten-free soy sauce, you can just buy Tamari. Tastes identical, but no gluten. It’s easy to find at the grocery store

TinaTsai

Monday 21st of June 2021

Yup! That's a great option too!

Maria

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

Very excited, have a new flat griddle for outdoors. I am trying that tonight!

tinatsai

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

Yay! Sounds so fun, hope you enjoy!

Dad Life

Thursday 9th of May 2019

Thanks for the tips on making the hibachi at home. I am going to give this a try this weekend. I hope I can pull it off.

Tina T

Thursday 9th of May 2019

Thanks for stopping by! I hope your hibachi turns out awesome! Nice blog, btw! :)

Kayla

Monday 5th of August 2013

What marinade did you use? I LOVE Hibachi, as does my mom so this would be perfect for our upcoming family get together, but I don't know what marinades to use!

Tina T.

Saturday 10th of August 2013

Hi! My mom made this one, she used green onions, garlic, honey, soy sauce, rice wine (mijiu) and then marinade for 20-30 minutes for the beef. Hope that helps!

David at Meat Sleep Repeat

Monday 1st of October 2012

Looks fantastic! I've got to try this!

Tina T.

Tuesday 2nd of October 2012

You should! If you do, make sure you have an electric riddle with a long enough electric cord... or use an extension! Good luck! :)

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