Black Sesame–Crusted Beef with Ponzu Sauce

Laura Romeo - Weber Grill Expert

Difficulty: Medium
Fuel Type:
  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    20 min.

  • Marinating Time

    2 h

  • Barbecue Time

    30 min.


the Ingredients

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  • Completed step 1 x 800g beef fillet
  • Completed step ½ cup black sesame seeds
  • Completed step ½ cup orange juice
  • Completed step 1 lime, juiced
  • Completed step Microgreens


  • Completed step ½ cup light soy sauce
  • Completed step 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Completed step 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • Completed step 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Completed step 2 teaspoons mirin
  • Completed step 2 teaspoons ginger, finely grated


Packed with flavour this Japanese inspired dish combines savoury, umami flavours drizzled over tender Aussie Beef. The black sesame seeds enhance the delicious seared crust to create the ultimate powerhouse dish!
  • In a large bowl or dish mix together all the marinade ingredients. Tie the beef fillet into a neat roast with kitchen string. Place the beef fillet in the marinade and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Prepare your barbecue for indirect cooking over medium heat (190°C to 230°C). If you are using a Weber Q barbecue, set up your barbecue with a convection tray and trivet.
  • Spread the black sesame seeds on a tray or chopping board. Remove the fillet from the marinade, shake off the excess marinade and roll in the black sesame seeds. Reserve the marinade.
  • Roast the fillet over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed, for 30 minutes.
    Roast the fillet over medium heat, with the lid closed, for 30 minutes.
  • While the beef is cooking, prepare the Ponzu sauce. In a saucepan combine the reserved marinade, the orange juice, and lime juice. On a side burner or stovetop, heat over medium heat until the sauce has reduced and thickened slightly. Set aside to cool while the beef is roasting.
  • When the beef has finished cooking, remove from the barbecue and set aside to rest for 15 minutes. Once rested, thinly slice the beef, pour half of the Ponzu sauce over the beef, and garnish with the microgreens.

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