This delicious beef tataki made with Black Garlic Essence is inspired by the Japanese method of tataki, where meat is quickly seared then cooled to halt the cooking process leaving the centre quite rare, but totally safe to eat.
Choose a good quality eye fillet to ensure melt-in-your-mouth tenderness.
This beef tataki can be prepared hours in advance leaving you free to prepare other dishes or relax with guests till it is needed.
Beef Tataki with Black Garlic Essence
This Asian inspired rare beef tataki dish is melt in your mouth tender – with rich flavours of black garlic, ginger and sesame.
Dress the eye fillet by removing any silver skin and fat. Season with Black Garlic Sea Salt and pepper.
Heat the black garlic olive oil and butter in a large fry pan on maximum heat until the butter has stopped foaming.
Sear the eye fillet on all sides in the hot frying pan, turning with tongs and maintaining maximum heat until nicely browned all over. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Combine ginger, crushed garlic, Black Garlic Essence and sesame oil in a bowl and mix together.
Place the whole eye fillet in a small ziplock bag or bowl with the marinade, ensuring good coverage of the meat.
Place meat in fridge for 4-6 hours turning occasionally to allow the marinade to draw into the meat.
To serve, slice meat thinly and lay out on serving platter.
Garnish with fresh green herbs, and drizzle the remaining marinade over the sliced beef before serving for extra flavour. Enjoy!