Carpaccio, Tartare and Tataki

Discussion in 'Meat and Poultry' started by CraigC, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    I put this here because the first Carpaccio and Tartar we ever tried were beef. Now we have tried tuna. Have you tried any of these basically raw preparations. I was turned off initially to raw beef by my oldest brother and father's habit of eating raw hamburger (from the grocery) sandwiches. Just white sandwich bread, ground/minced beef, a thick slice of onion, S&P. We found one of the best local Italian restaurants from a simple search for Carpaccio. Too bad they closed.
     
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  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    :eek: potentially quite dangerous, I would think.


    Tartar, I tried once in a restaurant. I wasn't very keen!
     
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  3. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    Yeah, but their smoking habit was their downfall.:devil:
     
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  4. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    I've tried laarb nuea once (raw minced beef salad). Not keen and it was either that or the previous evening's pork chop that led to me contracting gastroenteritis.
     
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  5. The Late Night Gourmet

    The Late Night Gourmet Über Member

    Location:
    Detroit, USA
    I had a steak tartare (from fillet) at Michael Symon's Roast. It's served with a (poached) quail egg on top:

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    It was good - I ate the entire thing (my wife was too afraid to try it) - but I still have to say it's not as good as having the beef cooked! Beef is just one of those things that improves with a char on the outside to promote the Maillard reaction.

    @CraigC: is your family of German ancestry by chance? My wife told me that she knew a family when she was younger that was first generation, and they'd eat hamburger raw, too. And, no, she never tried it then, either.
     
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  6. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    You didn't catch that in the "German Food" thread?:D I never tried it either.
     
  7. MrsDangermouse

    MrsDangermouse Senior Member

    Location:
    Hampshire, UK
    I absolutely love steak tatare - I always try to have it at least once every time I go to France. Its fun to see how different places prepare it - its usually served with salad and frites and a raw egg yolk on top, but sometimes its finely minced and its hard to identify the seasonings, whereas other times its quite coarsely chopped and the seasonings are still in fairly big chunks.

    Its not a particularly "posh" dish in France....you can find it on the menu in most bistrots/brasseries, not just in higher end restaurants. In fact one of the best tartares I've had was in the brasserie Bleriot at the Auchan supermarket in Calais :okay: I like it fairly finely chopped with just enough onion and cornichon to taste, but not overpowering (as the meat is a delicate flavour). I was really interested to see that in Poland you can buy it ready-made in vacuum packs of steak tartare in the supermarket chiller cabinet - great for a quick and easy meal.
     
  8. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    That is surprising. I can't imagine that catching on here...
     
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  9. MrsDangermouse

    MrsDangermouse Senior Member

    Location:
    Hampshire, UK
    Shame really...because I'd definitely buy it :happy: I'm pretty sure this is the one we had - there's enough in a packet for two when served with a salad and bread etc. I don't usually buy ready-made foods, but for specialities or when on holiday I make an exception. Its obviously not as good as a made-from-scratch version (and it doesn't contain the onions and cornichons) but its well seasoned and tasty.
     
  10. Frizz1974

    Frizz1974 Senior Member

    I like carpaccio. Love in fact.

    My first try was actually kangaroo meat. The 5 star hotel I was working in back in the 1990’s had a native food festival. The carpaccio was fanned out and drizzled with a little olive oil doctored with eucalyptus oil. Very subtle. Then sprinkled with roasted & roughly pounded wattle seed. Can’t remember what else was on the plate.

    Tuna tartare is amazing.

    My Dad was a big fan of raw or underdone meat and would have joined CraigC’s family in a heartbeat.
     
  11. MypinchofItaly

    MypinchofItaly Über Member

    Location:
    Milano (Italy)
    I have eaten a tuna tartare today ... very good, I loved it. And I would also say suitable for a light lunch break especially if the afternoon is dedicated to paperwork in the office and meetings like today.
     
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  12. Elawin

    Elawin Über Member

    Definitely not. I don't like my food almost running round a farm yard or, even if I could eat it, swimming. Mind you, I did have a Vietnamese friend who used to eat raw chicken in spite of all the health concerns. There are plenty of recipes out there for raw chicken too (mainly Japanese, I might add).
     
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  13. ElizabethB

    ElizabethB Über Member

    Location:
    Lafayette, LA. US
    Raw fish YUMM! I actually prefer Sashimi rather than Sushi - too much rice. I have never had Tartar but would not hesitate to try it. Carpaccio - divine! The best I have had was in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The restaurant specialized in game - deer, elk, moose, bison, big horn sheep, mountain goat - you get the drift.. I had Bison Carpaccio. Melt in your mouth!

    Last summer SS and DIL went deep sea fishing - 60 miles out in the Gulf. On their way home they brought us some Yellow Tail tuna caught the day before. I grabbed my knife and stood at the counter with G eating paper thin slices of raw tuna. :woot:
     
  14. Masticator

    Masticator Active Member

    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    Love raw fish!
    I'd be a bit squeamish about unfrozen (FoodSafe specs) fish though..seen too many live worms in fresh fish/crayfish :yuck:
    I luv "kitfo" raw beef (probably just as bad as eating wormy fish).. dog & myself are the only ones that ate it though, so I make it rarely (pardon the pun)
    Ethiopian dish, BTW
     
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  15. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    kitfo - I've never heard of this dish - off to Google it!
     
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