Beef Tataki

On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Beef up your salad recipe repertoire with delicious Japanese flavours.

  • Less than 30 mins preparation time

  • Less than 10 mins cooking time

  • Serves 4-6


For the beef
For the marinade
  • 75ml/2½fl oz soy sauce
  • 50ml/2fl oz rice vinegar
  • 1 banana shallot, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp soft dark brown sugar
  • 1 lime, zest only
  • 0.5cm/¼in knob fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
For the salad dressing
  • 50ml/2fl oz soy sauce
  • 50ml/2fl oz rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soft dark brown sugar
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest only
  • 1 chilli finely chopped
For the salad
  • handful beansprouts
  • handful watercress
  • ½ cucumber, sliced
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 2 tsp pickled ginger

Preparation method

  1. Rub the beef with oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Heat a heavy-based frying pan and fry the beef for one minute on each side. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. For the marinade, mix together all the ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Place the meat into the bowl and massage the marinade into the meat.
  4. Transfer the meat and marinade into a sealable plastic bag and leave in the fridge to chill for at least two hours.
  5. Meanwhile, for the dressing, whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl until well combined..
  6. Arrange the salad on individual plates, or a large wooden board, and spoon over the dressing.
  7. Once the meat has been chilled, slice it very thinly and arrange on top of the salad.
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