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Wagyu with horseradish


You'll need

100 gm piece of heavily marbled wagyu sirloin, wrapped tightly in plastic 30 gm fresh horseradish To serve: micro celery (see note)

Method

  • 01
  • Freeze sirloin until semi-frozen (2 hours). Remove from freezer and slice as thinly as possible (about 2mm thick) across the grain. Arrange on serving plates, finely grate horseradish over top with a Microplane, scatter with sea salt flakes and micro celery and serve.

Note Micro celery is available from select greengrocers.


At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

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Nov 2011

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