Tuesday 3 October 2017

Beef tartare with Stracciatella cheese and sweet and sour onions

30 minutes to freeze 10 minutes to prepare Serves 4




Although primal in nature, beef tartare is often times seen as a luxurious food, one where waiters often prepare this simple dish table side for guests.

Raw meat whether it be tartare, or carpaccio style preparations is something I enjoy from time to time. Even dough I am not a beef-lover kind of person. every few months I get a craving for simple, well seasoned beef to enjoy with some nice seasoning, on a crunchy toast!
(Did I already mention it was my birthday, recently? Ha-ha)

This recipe, although very easy to prepare comes with a slight warning. Tartare is not a dish you wish to prepare using your local supermarkets beef on special. Because we are talking about raw animal foods, you will want to be sure to use the highest quality meats you can find: choose the best quality of ingredients you can and handle wisely.
Today I got inspired by the recipe by Pinguino in cucina, where I replaced horse meat with regular beef: simply a matter of personal taste. Enjoy!

Here's what you will need for the 4-serving recipe:

800 g  beef, eye of round, or other
4 sweet and sour onions
100 g Stracciatella cheese
EVO oil
salt and pepper


  1. Place beef in the freezer to firm slightly. You want the surface to be frozen and the inside to be chilled (this should take about 30 minutes
  2. Hand-cut beef into sheets, then strips, then chopped cubes about half centimeter per side
  3. Prepare the tartare: place the beef in a large bowl, then add 4 tablespoons of EVO oil, salt and pepper. Stir gently to mix
  4. Slice sweet and sour onions and keep aside
  5. Finally, place a ring mold on each plate. Place beef in the ring old and pat it down gently with the bottom of a spoon to create a flat surface, so when the ring mold is removed the tartare remains in a cylindrical shape
  6. Remove ring mold and top the tartare with sliced onions and 1 tablespoon of Stracciatella cheese

    In the following, Nutrition Facts of this dish are indicated. Data is provided per serving.

    I never practice my guitar. From time to time I just open the case & throw in a piece of raw meat.
    (Wes Montgomery)

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