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Fried Kumamoto Oyster, Ponzu Mayo and Steak Tataki "Surf and Turf"

Recipe Courtesy of Max Kramer

I started getting in the kitchen when I was 10. My parents are divorced, so they would take me out to eat every week and while they worked during the rest of the week, I would recreate the dish that we had, improve upon it, and it was always better than any of the restaurants.

Ingredients

  • 3 Kumamoto oysters
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon ponzu sauce
  • safflower oil
  • 1 New York strip steak
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Season steak with salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon ponzu, and lemon, marinate for 10 minutes.

  2. Mix mayonnaise with 4 tablespoons ponzu sauce.

  3. Beat two eggs, season with salt, pepper, one teaspoon of ponzu sauce.

  4. Fill a fryer or frying pan with 3 inches of safflower oil, heat.

  5. Dip oysters in egg wash, dredge in flour until coated.

  6. Fry oysters until golden brown, roughly 20 seconds. Set aside.

  7. In a hot cast iron skillet, sear steak on all sides, 20 seconds per side.

  8. Slice steak, place ponzu mayonnaise on top, then top with fried oyster.

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Fried Kumamoto Oyster, Ponzu Mayo and Steak Tataki "Surf and Turf"