Steak Tartare is one of those dishes that you either love, because you’ve had the guts to try it… or you refuse to try it because you’re a vegetarian or a chicken 😉 Jokes aside, this is a beautiful French dish which is also super healthy. I am lucky where I live that I have access to very high quality, fresh meat and we have our own chickens, but if you aren’t able to source premium ingredients I suggest you give this recipe a skip. The primary reason for needing high quality meat is that there is obviously a safety risk with consuming raw meat, and even then you have to ensure you employ proper food storage and handling techniques to avoid food poisoning. Secondly, because the meat is so tender, when you spread it on your bread/cracker/whatever, it melts.
- 200 g high quality, fat trimmed, beef tenderloin or eye fillet, sliced 1 cm thick, par frozen for a few hours
- 1 small French shallot, peeled and halved (small brownish reddish one, about 10 g)
- 1 small handful of flat parsley leaves
- 1 tsp capers, drained
- 1-2 cornichon
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp olive oil
- ¼ tsp salt (or to taste... you may prefer more)
- 2 pinches of cracked black pepper
- 2 room temperature egg yolks (see notes on pasteurising)
- toasted bread
- fresh aioli (skinnymixers recipe found here)
- Prepare your steak, ensuring you use proper food handling hygine, and put it in the freezer to par freeze for a few hours.
- Put your shallot into your mixer bowl, chop for 1 sec/speed 9/MC on. Scrape bowl down.
- Add parsley, capers and cornichon and chop for 1 sec/speed 9/MC on. Scrape bowl down.
- Add mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper and combine for 3 sec/speed 3/MC on. Set aside in a bowl.
- Without washing the bowl, add your par frozen steak and chop for about 2-3 seconds/speed 7/MC on. The idea is to have a fine dice, but not mush.
- Put your steak in with your reserved seasoning, stir through well. Plate up with aioli and top with the raw egg yolk.
Pastueurising egg yolk: If you are having to use supermarket eggs, or are concerned about using raw egg yolk, have a look on google how to pasturise your eggs to minimise the risk... but you are eating raw steak afterall.
You can halve this recipe for a smaller serve, or increase it to serve double.