The beef for the tataki can be either:
“Sukiyaki style” (although you can use a “Western Style” beef, too), or if you are from Japan, you would use the “tataki style.”
1 x Raw Lean Sirloin Steak 1 x Small Onion 5 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 tsp Garlic Salt 2tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar 1 tbsp Sake (rice wine vinegar is optional) 1 tbsp Honey 2 tbsp Canola Oil 4 Strips of Ginger 5 Strips of Spring Onion 4 pieces of Shallot 10 Stems of Coriander 10 stalks of Cilantro (stems and all) Minced Fresh Tarragon Sea Salt Black Pepper Fresh Ground Pepper Freshly Grated Nutmeg Japanese Green Tea Leaves *Seaweed (Dulse), Kelp or Algae Powder **(“Seaweed Wafers”) by regular mixtures on the internet to make your Tataki powder *** Mixture of Shiso leaves, lemon zest and ginger root by stable combinations on the internet to make your Tataki Powder *(1.5-3g/serve), will change in color depending on how much seaweed powder is used ** If using shiso leaf powder rather than Seaweed Wafers, reduce bee tea juice quantity to 2tbsp and double honey quantity to 2tbsp for a sweeter taste.
Section: The sirloin steak should be as thick as possible. It may need to be sliced thin enough for teams. If so, slice it up into little strips about 0.5mm thick and serve as tartare. For raw tartare such as this one, where it will have some color from that black dye in the soy sauce, you can cut it up into little strips before
- This is a unique cut made from the sirloin tip from the cow’s “hind shank.”
- It is sliced into thin strips and served as a steak tartare.
- The beef has a vibrant texture, with a lot of fat, but is also quite tender.
- Ingredients needed:
- 1 1/2 cups of Japanese green tea leaves (Riko-cha)
- Two cloves crushed in the palm of your hand.
This is a unique cut made from the sirloin tip from the cow’s “hind shank.”
Japanese wagyu is a Japanese beef that’s been bred for its marbling and tenderness. It’s typically found only in Japan, but it can also be found in other countries worldwide.
The sirloin tip is a portion of the cow’s hind shank, cut from behind the ribs and near where we would find our ham or bacon. The sirloin tip has long been considered one of the best parts because it has great marbling and provides excellent flavor when cooked properly!
It is sliced into thin strips and served as a steak tartare.
The beef has a vibrant texture, with a lot of fat, but is also quite tender.
The beef has a vibrant texture, with a lot of fat, but is also quite tender. It’s delicious on its own and can be used in many dishes.
Wagyu beef tataki is often served as an appetizer or with other types of sushi. It’s also commonly paired with white rice and Wasabi (Japanese horseradish).
1 1/2 cups of Japanese green tea leaves (Riko-cha)
Green tea is a good source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It also contains caffeine.
Two cloves crushed in the palm of your hand.
Section: The recipe is a “beef tartare with wasabi”
The meat is the most critical element in this dish.
The beef needs to be very tender, so you’ll need to marinate it overnight.
You can use a combination of different ingredients for seasoning.
Some prefer Japanese wasabi paste and freshly grated ginger, but I only chose fresh ginger. It’s a good idea to start or end your marinade by steaming the meat thinly sliced, preferably over some mesh or perforated plates, such as a vegetable steamer or a bamboo sushi mat. This will help soften the proteins and make marinating the meat easier. The marinade should be spicy – but not too hot – as you want to taste the beef in its glory without adding heat! You could also use Worcestershire sauce instead of Wasabi if you prefer. If you feel like going crazy, try making your Wasabi using some recipes, such as this one, or doing it like this guy here. **Note: If you’re worried that your meat may be too harsh and won’t slice properly, then check out this post on wagyu cuts that may work better than others for slicing into small pieces (and if all else fails, ask grandma!)**
A note about fat content: The Japanese wagyu I used had an extremely high-fat content ranging from around 20% on average across the two steak tips I bought (about 15% in total). This means that consuming large amounts of fat per mouthful and not having it completely overwhelmed by the high protein count helps balance things out just right. To achieve this effect, I decided to go with leaner cuts from other parts of the cow’s body than sirloin.