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What You Will Need
- 2 tsp. mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp. finely minced capers
- 1 tbsp. minced chives
- 1 tbsp. finely minced white onion
- 3⁄4 tsp. soy sauce
- 3 oz. lomo ibérico (dry-cured Spanish pork loin), cut into 1/8- to 1/4-inch cubes
- Toasted sliced bread, for serving
In a small bowl, add the mayonnaise, capers, chives, onion, soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon cold water; stir to combine.
In a medium ramekin, combine the lomo with 2 tablespoons of the sauce. Press down to compress the mixture into an even layer in the bottom of the ramekin, then invert over a small serving plate to unmold the tartare. Garnish the plate with the remaining sauce. Serve with the toasted bread.