There are a lot of foods that I love eating when I am out at a restaurant, but sometimes they are just too much trouble to make at home. I often like to enjoy a delicious order of Beef Tataki when I am out eating Japanese food, but I had always thought that it was one of those things that I would just only eat out at a restaurant.
Then, one day as I was browsing through my local Superstore, I noticed a bottle of Ponzu as I was walking down the Asian aisle. And I thought, well how hard could it really be to make Beef Tataki?
So, I spent a little time reading up on Beef Tataki, bought the bottle of Ponzu, a good steak, some onions and I was ready to go. I almost hesitate to post this as a recipe, because it was so easy (and because I wasn’t making my Ponzu from scratch) but sometimes it’s the simple things that turn out the best!
- bottle of Kikkoman Ponzu Lime
- 2 green onions, chopped
- a couple of very thin slices of red onion
- a good piece of steak
1. Heat a non stick frying pan until it is very hot.
2. Sear the outside of the steak on all sides. It should only take about a minute total.
3. While the steak rests for about 5 minutes, slice up the green onions and red onions.
4. Slice the steak very thinly.
5. Lay the thinly sliced steak on a plate and top with the sliced onions.
6. Pour the Ponzu over the steak and enjoy immediately.
Well, as it turns out, Beef Tataki is actually very easy to make at home. The Ponzu was delicious; perfectly salty, citrusy and bright. I’d like to try making my own someday, but for now, the bottled Ponzu seemed to work really well. I have made this a couple of times at home now and everyone is always so surprised with how easy it is to make and how well it turns out.
If you are fan of Beef Tataki and love a good piece of steak (as this Alberta girl does) you should absolutely give this recipe a try.