Steak Tataki With Citrus Ponzu

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is an adopted recipe. I have not yet made this, as I am vegetarian, but I hope that someone will make it soon. I have made the ponzu sauce with salmon and it is to die for!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. FOR THE STEAK: In a large bowl, marinate sirloin steak in minced garlic, minced shallots, soy sauce, ginger, and the juice from the limes& lemons.
  2. This should marinate for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Over a high using a saute pan or cast iron pan, sear the sirloin on all sides until charred but not overcooked.
  4. Place pan in a 400 degree oven until cooked.
  5. Steak should be rare to medium rare.
  6. Steak can be grilled also FOR THE GARNISH: In a small bowl, marinate red onions in rice vinegar, soy sauce, and the juice from the limes& lemons, then set aside.
  7. Remove steak from refrigerator, slice very thin using a very sharp knife.
  8. TO SERVE: On a flat plate or platter, spread out the marinated red onions evenly.
  9. Layer sliced sirloin over the red onions.
  10. Garnish with chopped green onions This should be served slightly chilled.


Most Helpful

.You can't really go wrong with ponzu sauce, and this turned out great. While the preparation took a lot longer than I expected, the actual cooking portion was quick and easy, as with most seared dishes. I seared the steak on the BBQ at high heat, and let it cook for 5-7 additional minutes on medium heat, lid closed. I especially had fun with the presentation of this dish. I used a few pieces from my sushi set, and easily made the best looking dish of my life. Next time I may try some spices and pepper on the meat, and add lemon wedges to the serving plate. In the end it tastes great, looks great, and would be a good way of introducing someone to Japanese style cooking.

bchavez111 January 23, 2012

This was wonderful. We had a "Japanese" themed evening and this was our appetizer. My only change was that I didn't follow the cooking directions. I put the sirloin on a broiler pan in the oven at 500 degrees for 15 minutes exactly. I brought it out, let it sit and then sliced thinly. I remived the onions from the Ponzu sauce and served seperately so we could dip the Tataki in the sauce. The onions by themselves were delicious.

Shandobando October 21, 2007

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