Steak Tataki with Citrus Ponzu Recipe by Kent Rathbun, Abacus Executive Chef/Owner Serving Size:8 Preparation Time:1:30


2 pounds sirloin steak — fat removed
8 cloves garlic — minced
6 each shallot — minced
1/4 cup tamari soy sauce
2 ounces ginger — peeled & minced
2 each limes — juiced
2 each lemon — juiced


2 large red onion — very thin julienne
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/8 cup tamari soy sauce
2 each limes — juiced
2 each lemons — juiced
4 each green onion — chopped

1. In a large bowl, marinate sirloin steak in minced garlic, minced shallots, soy sauce, ginger, and the juice from the limes & lemons. This should marinate for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
2. Over a hot fire using hickory wood, sear the sirloin on all sides until charred but not overcooked. Steak should be rare to medium rare.

1. In a small bowl, marinate red onions in rice vinegar, soy sauce, and the juice from the limes & lemons, then set aside.
2. Remove steak from refrigerator, slice very thin using a very sharp knife.

1. On a flat plate or platter, spread out the marinated red onions evenly. Layer sliced sirloin over the red onions. Garnish with chopped green onions This should be served slightly chilled.