Beef Tataki

Beef Tataki

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine September/October 2007

Tataki is a typical Japanese preparation in which beef or fish is seared on the outside, left very rare inside, thinly sliced and served with a citrusy soy sauce. In this version, a springy salad of crisp radishes and carrot matchsticks combined with sliced onion provides textural contrast to the flavorful steak. Serve this dish over a bed of buckwheat soba noodles to make it a meal.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 cup matchstick-cut red radishes, or peeled daikon radish (see Note)
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 pound boneless sirloin steak, 3/4-1 inch thick, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil


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  1. Place radishes (or daikon), carrot and onion in a medium bowl. Cover with cold water and let soak for 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. Combine soy sauce, lemon juice, scallions and ginger in a small bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of the mixture to the drained vegetables and toss. Set aside the remaining sauce.
  3. Season steak on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the steak 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest on a cutting board for 5 minutes, then thinly slice and serve with the vegetables, drizzled with the reserved sauce.
  • Note: Daikon is a long, white radish; it can be found in Asian groceries and most natural-foods stores.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 193 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 30 mcg folate; 59 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 5381 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 43 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 759 mg sodium; 535 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (108% daily value), Zinc (29% dv), Vitamin C (20% dv), Potassium (15% dv).
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat

Reviews 4

May 31, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Soy Sauce is not Gluten Free This is listed under the 7 day GF diet plan. Soy sauce is not GF. You can substitute coconut aminos or tamari (a GF version of soy sauce).
April 24, 2015
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By: Sari Castrén
Glutenfree soba-noodles? I want to point out that most of the soba-noodles in store has been made using not only buckwheat, but also wheat. If you have celiac and therefore following gluteenfree diet, please be aware. If someone can tell me, where to buy 100% buckwheat soba-noodles I would love to know!
September 25, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Great flavor and texture I loved this dish! The combination of ginger and lemon/soy are so fabulous! The steak is tender and when sliced thin is the perfect addition. I doubled the carrot/radish/onion mixture and made it more like a salad with beef on top. It's perfect for two as a light main meal. I also made more of the soy/lemon drizzle. Will add this to my recipe rotation! Next time I will make some Asian noodles to throw in the salad bowl! So good! Pros: Yummy flavors and lots of crunch Cons: Prep time for making match stick carrots and radishes
September 04, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
A great dish to test your cooking skills