Tataki is a very popular Japanese dish that consists of beef (in this case venison) or fish that is seared over a high heat and leaving the center rare. This method is perfect for lean venison which benefits from cooking on the rare side. I serve it atop of sushi rice and a truffled ponzu sauce. If you’ve never had the flavor of truffles paired with venison, you’re in for a special treat!
Katsu is a staple of Japanese bento box lunches and is best described as a Japanese version of German schnitzel. Katsu means “cutlet” in Japanese. While chicken is the most commonly used protein, you can pretty much coat and fry any kind of meat in Panko breadcrumbs, including wild game and fish. This Sharp-tailed Grouse Katsu with Japanese Kinpira, is served with a salty and sweet burdock root salad.