Tataki is a basic Japanese dish for ‘meat or fish quickly seared.’ Tataki is an amazing food for dipping. Similar to tuna steak – but served more like a seared sashimi.
TIP: The key to this dish is a screaming hot pan. Heat pan until oil starts to smoke (be careful!). Use a non-stick cooking spray or very lightly coated with oil and have an ice bath setup nearby.
HARDWARE: Sauté Pan, Medium Mixing Bowl, Sharp Knife
YIELDS 3-5 servings
PREP & COOK 30 minutes
READY IN 45minutes
4 tablespoons Just+Add Beer Smoky Japanese Miso BBQ
2 tablespoon Sad Flower In The Sand or Your Favorite Sour Ale
1 pound Ahi Tuna
1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1 smal Shaved Red Onion (optional)
1 bunch Cilantro (optional)
STEP 1: HEAT PAN
Turn heat up high – it’ll take a bit to get smoking hot. Before searing, make an ice bath to stop tuna cooking once out of the pan.
STEP 2: SEASON TUNA
Season well with salt and coarse black pepper, both sides.
STEP 3: SEAR TUNA
Using tongs or spatula to turn and sear the entire piece of the tuna, including the sides for 2-4 minutes. Once all sides are translucent white, transfer to ice bath.
STEP 4: MAKE SAUCE
Combine 4 tablespoons Just+Add Beer Smoky Japanese Miso BBQ + 2 tablespoons Sad Flower in the Sand Sour Ale or Ale of your choice. If you want more sauce – DOUBLE IT!
STEP 5: SLICE TUNA
Remove Tuna from the ice bath after 1-2 minutes maximum. Pat the filet dry. With a sharp knife, slice the tuna on a bias, creating bite size sashimi-style slices for easy dipping into the sauce mix.
STEP 6: PLATE
Laying out the tuna like spread out cards makes it easy to pick up and dip in the sauce. Enjoy while drinking-up the rest of your Sour Ale.