I was a teenager when I ate my first steak tartare. I did not like its taste at all.
After that I was avoiding it completely.
Last year though, while visiting Krakow, I happened upon a fairly large but cozy restaurant, which served traditional Polish cuisine.
I do not know if a miracle has happened but I ordered a steak Tartare for starters. It was sensational. Served with smoked sprats, freshly made bread. It was heaven in my mouth.
On that day steak tartare cemented itself on the list of my favourite foods. Since then I have been preparing it quite often.
The best meat to use is beef tenderloin. You can buy it already minced or in a whole, which you may mince yourself or you can just cut it up into small pieces.
The key to the taste of the meat is that it needs to be fresh.
Ingredients for steak tartare.
- 250 g of beef tenderloin
- 1 tablespoon of Maggi seasoning
- 3 tablespoons of cold water
- 1 tablespoon of oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- black pepper
- 2 gherkins
- pickled mushrooms (8 pieces)
- 1 red onion
- 2 egg yolks
How to prepare steak tartare.
I have prepared this tartare from minced meat. Of course you can go for cutting it up as well 🙂
Put the meat, water, oil, maggi, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix them thoroughly.
If you want, you can add the egg yolks to the meat and mix but you can also serve it separately with the extras on the plate. These extras can include: onion, pickles, pickled mushrooms and possibly marinated sprats. In addition, butter and fresh bread complement the dish perfectly.
Good to know when making steak tartare with extras.
Red onion can be substituted by shallots. It has a delicate flavour and goes perfectly with the meat.
Do You like meat? Check our recipe for Beef soup