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Steak Tartare - Has Anyone Here Ever Tried It?
 
# 1 : Tuesday 1-5-2012 @ 19:34
 
 
Had Steak Tartare for the first time in Bordeaux this weekend. For the initiated, it is a dish with entirely raw ground beef. It was OK but won't plump for it again any time soon.

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# 2 : Tuesday 1-5-2012 @ 19:37
 
 
I love it!
The beef they use is critical.
The dish is only as good as the beef you eat.
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# 3 : Tuesday 1-5-2012 @ 19:39
 
 
My Dad loves it. I couldn't stomach raw meat myself.
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# 4 : Tuesday 1-5-2012 @ 19:41
 
 
An American eating steak Tartare - Mon Dieu, c'est un sacrilège!
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# 5 : Tuesday 1-5-2012 @ 19:42
 
 
That egg would put me right off.
Ive had raw beef, but not that. It looks a bit crap, like minced beef id buy for a bolognase.
Actually it looks more like pork.
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# 6 : Tuesday 1-5-2012 @ 20:01
 
 
Someone said :
That egg would put me right off.
Ive had raw beef, but not that. It looks a bit crap, like minced beef id buy for a bolognase.
Actually it looks more like pork.

Yeah, the raw egg on top of the raw beef is optional! I didn't have that myself! The pic is just from Google images and isn't the dish I had!

Some food safety agencies advise people to avoid steak tartare altogether because of the dangers of bacteria, parasites etc, especially for anyone who might be immunodeficient. I thought it was worth trying, but prefer my beef cooked medium rare.


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# 7 : Tuesday 1-5-2012 @ 21:57
 
 
I've had it. The steak is seasoned well and things like egg and capers are added for flavour and to bind the meat.

I don't feel it's dangerous, but you'd only eat the best quality fillet steak prepared by someone you'd trust.

It's not for everyone.

I've also had it with salmon.

The brunch buffet in the Raddison on Golden Lane has a tartar station, and you can make your own beef or salmon tartar from chopped beef or fish.
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# 8 : Tuesday 1-5-2012 @ 22:11
 
 
Someone said :

I don't feel it's dangerous, but you'd only eat the best quality fillet steak prepared by someone you'd trust.

That's all true but it caries a greater risk than eating cooked meats, especially for e-coli infection, hence the USDA advises against the consumption of ground beef.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2050750/Michael-Winner-po etc ...

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Factsheets/Ground_Beef_and_Food_Safety/i etc ...

I agree that I'd only eat it at an upmarket restaurant, as I did in Bordeaux on Sunday. That's why I felt and feel absolutely fine afterwards.

It's marinated in lime or wine whereby the acid or alcohol kills the bacteria and the subsequent chilling of the meat kills the parasites, etc. However, I don't think I'd risk it again, personally. I mentioned it at work and most of my colleagues said they wouldn't even dream of trying it!


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# 9 : Tuesday 1-5-2012 @ 22:29
 
 
ive never had steak tartare but love black pudding raw
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# 10 : Tuesday 1-5-2012 @ 22:31
 
 
Someone said :
ive never had steak tartare but love black pudding raw

How do you get it raw?

Black pudding sold in shops has already been cooked.
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# 11 : Tuesday 1-5-2012 @ 22:33
 
 
Someone said :

hence the USDA advises against the consumption of ground beef.

Risk is always relative. There's a degree if risk with any food, but you're right: it is riskier than cooked food.

To be pedantic, ground beef isn't used: it's chopped.

Finally, if Michael Winner got poisoned that's all the more reason to encourage it.
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# 12 : Tuesday 1-5-2012 @ 22:35
 
 
Someone said :

How do you get it raw?

Black pudding sold in shops has already been cooked.

i know that, its usually part of a cooked meal chill out man we all know ur really really really smart
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# 13 : Tuesday 1-5-2012 @ 22:37
 
 
Raw pudding as part of a cooked meal? Hmm.
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# 14 : Tuesday 1-5-2012 @ 22:45
 
 
Someone said :

To be pedantic, ground beef isn't used: it's chopped.

Fair enough, but in some recipes it's descibed as 'ground' beef and in others as minced beef or chopped beef.
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# 15 : Tuesday 1-5-2012 @ 22:47
 
 
Someone said :
i know that, its usually part of a cooked meal chill out man we all know ur really really really smart


I was only asking you a question.
I thought you were getting a different black pudding from the rest of us.

So what you ment to say was you like to eat cold black pudding, without heating it.
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