Japanese-style steak tartare

Japanese-style steak tartare
Japanese-style steak tartare Photo: Quentin Jones

Legendary dish steak tartare is given the Japanese treatment and spiced up.


1 cup podded edamame beans

1 garlic clove, sliced

Vegetable oil for frying

2 tbsp soy sauce

4 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp castor sugar

1 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp sriracha chilli sauce

400g fillet steak, trimmed and finely chopped

1 tsp ginger, finely chopped

1 tsp shallot, finely chopped

2 tsp chives, chopped

4 pinches baby shiso leaves


Boil edamame beans for two minutes, drain and reserve. Fry garlic slices in vegetable oil until golden, reserve. Mix soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil and sugar and stir until sugar has dissolved. Mix mayonnaise and chilli sauce and reserve.

Mix fillet steak with ginger, shallot and chives and half the soy and lemon dressing. Dress edamame beans with remaining dressing. Divide fillet between four plates, spoon over mayonnaise and top with garlic and shiso. Serve with edamame beans.