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Beef tataki

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4-6
From Something for the Weekend
Beef up your salad recipe repertoire with delicious Japanese flavours.

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.

Ingredients

For the beef

  • 500g/1lb 2oz beef fillet
  • 30ml/1fl oz vegetable oil

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

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