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Steak Tartare

Cooking Time : 5 mins
Serves : 4

Ingredients

  • 450g rump cap (or other lean meat such as fillet)
  • 20g baby capers, or chopped large capers
  • 20g shallots, finely sliced
  • 15g walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2tsp English mustard
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. Tabasco
  • 1 tbsp. chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of cayenne pepper to garnish (optional)
  • 4 egg yolks

A classical dish, Steak Tartare requires the best quality, though not necessarily the most expensive, cut of meat. Knowing where your produce has come from is essential for creating raw dishes to ensure the best taste as well as safety.

Method

  1. Trim off the fat of the rump cap and set aside. (This can be rendered down over a low heat with a splash of water and stored in the fridge for roasting potatoes.)
  2. Using a sharp knife finely dice the rump cap by cutting into slices across the grain, then stack the slices and cut into strips before finally dicing. Remember to remove any sinew that you may come across. What you should be left with is consistent small cubes of steak.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add the ingredients and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. To plate, place a quarter of the mixture into a ring mould and press down the mixture firmly. With the back of a teaspoon, create a small indentation in the middle for the egg yolk to sit in, and lift the ring mould away. For a more rustic style, the same effect can be used by creating a flattish patty like a plump beef burger.
  5. Crack an egg into a bowl and gently lift the egg with your bare hands letting the egg white drop through your fingers (the whites can be used to make meringue or a whisky sour cocktail to accompany your dish). Place the egg yolk in the centre and sprinkle a small pinch of cayenne pepper to finish.

Our 12+ Policy

Knepp Wildland Safaris and campsite are all about the quiet and patient observation of nature.

Some of the species we are likely to encounter are shy or can be frightened by loud noises or sudden movements. Our campsite with open-air fire-pits, wood-burning stoves and an on-site pond is unsuitable for small children.

For this reason, our safaris, holiday cottages and campsite are suitable only for children of 12 and over.

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