Beef tataki sake sesame

Recipes author Vaclav Vit
  • Prep. time 20 min
  • Cook time 10 min
  • # Ingredients 11
  • Serves 4
  • Difficulty Easy

This luxurious beef fillet recipe offers a delectable blend of rich flavors and tender textures. Marinated in a savory mix of soy sauce, mirin, sake, and rice vinegar, the beef is then seared to perfection, creating a crispy crust while maintaining a rare, juicy center. Thinly sliced and garnished with green onions, sesame seeds, and fresh cilantro, this dish is an exquisite treat that’s both elegant and flavorful, perfect for special occasions or gourmet dining at home.

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 552
  • Fat 43.9g
  • Saturates 14.7g
  • Proteins 32.6g
  • Carbs 5.7g
  • Sugars 1.8g
  • Salt 340.3mg
  • Fibres 1.4g


  • 2.5 to 3 lbs beef fillet steak
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 6 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 3 tbsp sake
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • Sesame seeds
  • Fresh cilantro
  • 3 tbsp olive oil


  1. Step 1

    Prepare the marinade: In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake, rice vinegar, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Mix well.

  2. Step 2

    Season the beef: Pat the beef dry with paper towels. Season generously with salt and black pepper on all sides.

  3. Step 3

    Sear the beef:

    • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the beef. Sear each side for about 1 minute until a nice crust forms, but the inside remains rare.
    • Remove the beef from the skillet and immediately place it into a cooling rack. This helps to keep the inside rare while the outside remains seared.
    • Pat the beef dry again.
  4. Step 4

    Slice and Serve:

    • Remove the beef from the marinade and slice it thinly against the grain.
    • Arrange the slices on a serving platter. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.
  5. Step 5

    Serving Suggestions: Serve topped with soy sauce and olive oil