Fast Recipes

Wagyu tataki with mizuna salad

Australian Gourmet Traveller fast recipe for wagyu tataki with mizuna salad

By Sophia Young
  • Serves 4
Wagyu tataki with mizuna salad
Wagyu tataki with mizuna salad


  • 500 gm piece of wagyu tri-tip (point of the rump), at room temperature
  • 1½ tsp shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven-spice mixture)
  • 1 tsp grapeseed oil or olive oil
  • 1 small (about 400gm) daikon (white radish)
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers
  • 50 gm mixed Asian greens and herbs, including mizuna, tatsoi and coriander (4 cups)
  • 1½ tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp shoyu (Japanese soy sauce)
  • ¾ tsp caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp finely grated ginger
  • ½ tsp sesame oil


  • 1
    Place steak on a plate, sprinkle all over with shichimi togarashi, then rub with 1 tsp grapeseed oil. Heat a large, heavy-based frying pan over medium heat and cook steak for 10 minutes, turning about 4 times or until well browned but rare in the middle, or until cooked to your liking. Remove from pan, wrap in foil and leave for 20 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, using a vegetable peeler, peel wide ribbons from daikon and cucumbers and combine in a bowl with mixed Asian greens and sesame seeds. Place remaining ingredients and 2 tsp grapeseed oil in a small jug and whisk to combine. Pour over salad, toss to combine, then divide among 4 bowls.
  • 3
    Cut steak into thin slices and divide among salads, then serve immediately.


Drink Suggestion: Young, full-flavoured New Zealand pinot noir with spicy complexity.