Beef Tataki Recipe

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George Modified: November 3, 2021
Beef Tataki Recipe


How To Make Beef Tataki

Beef tataki is one of those elegant Japanese dishes that are packed with flavor. Enjoy tender and umami beef with this easy recipe!

Prep: 20 mins
Marinate: 4 hrs
Cook: 3 mins
Total: 4 hrs 23 mins


For Marinade:

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemongrass, or 1 tsp lemon zest, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sambal oelek

For Tataki:

  • 1 beef tenderloin, (about 11 oz)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • mache lettuce, or mesclun lettuce



  1. In a glass bowl or in a sealable plastic bag, combine all of the ingredients. Set aside.


  1. In a skillet over high heat, brown the beef on all sides in the oil without overcooking the meat. Let cool for a few minutes. Place the tenderloin in the marinade and coat thoroughly.

  2. Cover the bowl or seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

  3. Remove the meat from the marinade and strain the marinade through a sieve.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons of the strained marinade.

  5. Thinly slice the meat against the grain and divide among plates. Serve with the lettuce and drizzle with the mayonnaise.


  • Calcium: 8mg
  • Calories: 164kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Potassium: 59mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 669mg
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 69IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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