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Beef Tataki with Blue Cheese

This is the Beef Tataki with Blue Cheese recipe.

  • Prep: 40 min - 1 h
  • Cooking: 3 min - 5 min
Yields 2 portions (as appetizer)
beef tataki with blue cheese


  • Marinade
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) prepared horseradish
  • 1 small French shallot chopped
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) fresh thyme
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Beef Tataki
  • 5 oz (150 g) beef tenderloin
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) butter
  • 1 1/2 oz (45 g) Bleu d’Élizabeth cheese crumbled
  • Garnish
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) store-bought cranberry jelly cut into small cubes
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) balsamic glaze
  • Snow pea or beet shoots (optional)
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In a bowl, mix oil with horseradish, shallot, mustard, thyme and pepper.


Cut the tenderloin into 2 rectangular pieces, then coat with marinade. Let rest 30 minutes to 1 hour. Before cooking, remove excess marinade.

Melt butter in a skillet over high heat and quickly sear the tenderloin on all sides. Let rest 1–2 minutes.

Slice tenderloin and serve with crumbled Blue cheese, garnished with cranberry jelly cubes, a dash of balsamic glaze and snow pea or beet shoots, if desired.


Note: This recipe calls for the meat to be quickly seared. Consumption of raw or undercooked meat may be harmful to vulnerable people such as young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weak immune systems.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 263 Calories
Protein: 22 g
Carbohydrate: 7 g
Fat: 16 g
Fibre: 0.5 g
Sodium: 406 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 12 % / 132 mg
Selenium: 51 %
Vitamin B12: 136 %
Vitamin B6: 31 %
Zinc: 51 %