Steak Tartare (Tartare de Filet de Boeuf)

Tartare de Filet de Boeuf
This steak tartare recipe was inspired by the zesty tableside preparation at Brasserie Georges in Lyon. For best results, use the highest-quality beef you can find, and chop it by hand. See the recipe for Tartare de Filet de Boeuf »Landon Nordeman

This steak tartare recipe was inspired by the zesty tableside preparation at Brasserie Georges in Lyon. For best results, use the highest-quality beef you can find, and chop it by hand. This recipe first appeared in our June/July 2012 issue along with Sylvie Bigar's story The Road to Paradise.

Steak Tartare (Tartare de Filet de Boeuf)
This steak tartare recipe was inspired by Brasserie Georges in Lyon. For best results, use the highest-quality beef you can find, and chop it by hand.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 14 oz. trimmed center-cut beef tenderloin
  • 1 12 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 14 cup canola oil
  • 6 tbsp. salt-packed capers, rinsed, drained, and minced
  • 2 tbsp. minced, pitted green Niçoise olives
  • 2 tbsp. minced parsley
  • 1 12 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 14 tsp. hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 4 cornichons, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • French fries, for serving
  • Mixed salad greens, for serving

Instructions

  1. Place beef in the freezer to firm, about 30 minutes; this will make it easier to chop finely. Meanwhile, whisk mustard and egg yolks in a large bowl; while whisking constantly, slowly pour in oil to create a mayonnaise. Add capers, olives, parsley, Worcestershire, hot sauce, cornichons, and onion, and season with salt and pepper; refrigerate flavorings until ready to use.
  2. Remove beef from freezer and cut into 14" cubes. Transfer beef to bowl of flavorings and stir to combine. Keep beef mixture chilled until ready to serve.
  3. To serve, divide beef mixture into 4 equal portions, and shape each into an oval disk on a serving plate. Serve immediately with fries and mixed greens, if you like.