Magical Beef Tartare

The Meat Lover’s Dream

Choice of Meat:

500g of either Fresh Filet Mignon, Inside Round Steak or Flank Steak
(I’ve tried all three and they’re all succulent, follow your gut).


2 tbsp of Chopped Capers
4 chopped Sprigs of Chives
1 chopped Sprig of Green Onion
1/2 cup of Crumbled Wasabi Peas (optional, but it gives a nice crunch with a little bit of a kick, I loved it)
2 tbsp of Soy Sauce
1 tbsp of Sesame Oil
2 tbsp of Fresh Finely Grated Ginger
1 tsp of Sambal Oelek (red pepper paste) **Can be replaced by Sriracha sauce**
1 chopped Garlic Clove
1 Quail Egg Yolk (per tartare)
Add Mayo to texture preference
Add Salt to taste


5-10 Crusty bread slices (about 5 to 10 mm thick)
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
1 tbsp Honey
1 tsp Salt Flakes

Directions :

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Dice your piece of meat in small cubes. I usually start by cutting slices width wise. Then I cut fine slices lengthwise. Then I cut those fines slices together so they’ll form little cubes and the smaller they are, the more tender every bite will be.
  3. Add all the ingredients mentioned above except for the crumbled wasabi peas and the quail egg.
  4. Mix all the ingredients with the diced meat and cover with plastic film to let all the flavors marinate into the meat.
  5. While the tartare is marinating in your fridge, cut 5 to 10 slices of crusty bread to make your croutons.
  6. In a separate bowl whisk the sesame oil and the honey.
  7. Spread the mixture on your crouton slices with a cooking brush.
  8. Place your croutons on a cooking sheet and place them into the oven until they get golden brown.
  9. Take your croutons out of the oven and add a pinch of salt flakes on each one of them
  10. Take your tartare out of the fridge and add the crumbled wasabi peas into it.
  11. Mold your steak tartare on a plate and add the quail egg yolk on top.
  12. You can add some sprigs of chives on top to impress your guests. Don’t forget that you eat a plate with your eyes before tasting it! Presentation is just as important as taste!
  13. Display your croutons at leisure
  14. Don’t forget that you’re the chef tonight after all and the Chef is always right!

This tartare may cause any meat lover to enter a temporary comatose state of pure ecstasy.

Bon appetit

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