Beef tartare is traditionally served with a raw egg yolk. Try our method of curing the yolk first to give it some flavour and firm it up a little.
This recipe is all about the preparation of the list of ingredients below. Be sure to take your time to finely chop and nicely dice everything as this will make a huge difference to the appearance of your finished dish.
Have everything ready before starting the recipe as it will only take a couple of minutes to finish. It’s important not to add the beef in this recipe too soon as it will discolour.
For the Worcestershire sauce cured egg yolk
6 Cacklebean eggs
50ml Worcestershire sauce
- To cure the yolks, put them into a small bowl or container and pour over the Worcestershire sauce and a small amount of olive oil.
- Leave them for a couple of hours, draining them just before you are ready to serve your tartare.
For the tartare
600g Beef fillet tail or beef fillet, diced into cubes about 7mm
2 Shallots, peeled and finely chopped
Half a clove of garlic, minced
1 Heaped tablespoon of good quality mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon of Brandy
1 Heaped tablespoon of ketchup
1 teaspoon of English mustard
1 Green pepper, deseeded and finely diced
Half a red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
1 Small bunch of dill, finely chopped
Smoked sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
- Combine all the ingredients, apart from the beef, together in a bowl. Season the mix with the smoked salt and black pepper. Once you are happy with the flavour of your mix you can add in the beef.
- Gently fold it through before dividing it evenly between 6 plates. You can use a ring cutter to shape the meat on the plate, gently pressing it into a patty shape.
For the garnish
Sourdough bread, toasted and rubbed with a clove of raw garlic
30 caper berries, stalk removed and halved
Extra virgin olive oil
- Top the tartare with the caper berries and place an egg yolk in the centre of each one, being careful not to break it. Serve the tartare immediately with some toasted sourdough and some good extra virgin olive oil.