RECIPE

CHALIAPIN STEAK DON

With steak tenderized with onions, topped with a rich red wine and onion sauce, Chaliapin Steak is a modern Japanese favorite, and this version inspired by Food Wars serves it over a bowl of rice. 

INGREDIENTS

FOR CHALIAPIN STEAK 270 grams steak 350 grams onions (finely diced) 1/4 teaspoon salt Black pepper 1 tablespoon oil 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/3 cup red wine 2 tablespoons butter FOR DONBURI 2 rice cooker cups rice cooked according to rice cooker directions 70 grams umeboshi (pitted and minced) Scallions for garnish

01

Cut shallow slits at a 45-degree angle 1/4 inch apart into the steak. Flip it over and repeat the same cuts at the same angle on the second side. 

SLIT STEAK

02

Mix the diced onions with salt and then cover the steak with the onions. Marinate overnight. 

MARINATE IN ONIONS

03

Scrape off the onions from the steak and season both sides with black pepper. 

SEASON WITH PEPPER

04

Fry the steak until a golden brown crust forms on one side and then flip and brown the second side. Cook until it reaches your desired doneness.

FRY STEAK

05

Brown the onions in the same pan you used to fry the steak. 

BROWN ONIONS

06

Add the soy sauce and caramelize until there is no liquid left and it is very fragrant. 

CARAMELIZE SOY SAUCE

07

Deglaze the pan with red wine and reduce until it no longer smells like alcohol. 

DEGLAZE PAN

08

Emulsify the butter into the sauce.

WHISK IN BUTTER

09

Fold the minced umeboshi into the freshly cooked rice. 

MAKE UME RICE

10

Assemble the donburi by filling a bowl with the ume rice, topping with slices of steak, and then finishing it off with a mound of onion sauce on top. 

ASSEMBLE