Beef Tataki

This is great as a starter.

4 Servings

400 g beef fillet
6 tbsp soy sauce
¼ cup mirin
30 ml lime juice
2 tbsp ginger (grated)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
2 medium spring onions (finely sliced)
1 cup daikon (grated and drained all excess moisture)
½ tsp good japanese chilli sauce
1 handful fresh watercress
1 pinch salt


In a small mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, mirin, lime juice, and ginger and mix well.

Cover the fillet with half this mix and leave it to marinate.

After two hours, pat the fillet dry, and get a small pan very very hot and seal off the fillet until brown on all sides. Leave it to cool.

In a small bowl, mix together the daikon, spring onions, and chilli sauce.

Slice the meat into very thin strips and arrange them on a serving platter or serving plates, then drizzle with the remaining marinade.

Now evenly cover the meat with the daikon salad and top with watercress.