Do you like the idea of a proper French Steak Tartare but you’re not that into raw meat or meat in general? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with my vegetarian twist on this beloved classic that involves three gorgeous shades of red groceries: red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and strawberries. These ingredients together oddly work magic and don’t be put off by the pairing with mustard, capers or shallots: this recipe won’t make you miss beef (sort of).
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 3 small gerkins
- 1 tbsp each of capers, parsley and fresh chives
- 1 shallot
- 1 anchovie
- 1 organic egg yolk
- 1 tbsp each of mustard and ketchup
- a few dashes of Worchestershire sauce
- salt, pepper, chili sauce
- Grapeseed oil
You will need
- 1 sharp knife
- 1 bowl
- tin foil or a large cookie cutter
- kitchen paper
Chop three small pickled cucumbers and a shallot: try to replicate the same size of the previous dice. Chop as well a tablespoon of capers and a tablespoon worth each of fresh chives and parsley. Add one very thinly siced anchovie for a boost of flavours (or omit it if you want a 100% vegetarian recipe). Add the egg yolk, the mustard, the ketchup, the Worchestershire sauce and season with salt, pepper and – if you like – chili sauce. Mix everything untill well combined.
To serve the dish you might need a large cookie cutter or, if you don’t have one, you can make your own ring mould with tin foil. Place the mixture in the ring and gently pat it down. Serve with fresh chives and rocket on top with a side of roasted or french potatoes.
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