Sunday, August 15, 2010

raw meat/animal party!!

July 30th we threw our first raw meat party!
I hosted a dinner based on the theme that we would dress up as animals and eat what they eat... raw meat.
So i went down to atwater market that day and bought minced veal and steak from the Les Tours butcher.
I was inspired by the recipes in this book on tartares by Laurence du Tilly that Claire had sent me from Paris for my birthday.
The party was a success except for a few animal activists who now hate our guts.
Also, it was luckily a cold summer night so the fur wasn't completely inappropriate...


steak tartare (for 4 people, main course)
-800g minced meat (must be really fresh and high quality so as not to get sick and die!!)
-green onions
-diced dill pickles
-2 tbsp olive oil
-2 tbsp walnut oil
-dijon mustard to taste
-salt and pepper

vin: rouge, Saint-Emilion

veal tartare (for 4 people, main course)
-600g minced veal (once again needs to be super fresh!!!)
-50g green olives
-50g kalamata olives
-2 tbsp olive oil
-dash of truffle oil
-place on a bed of arugula
-salt and pepper

vegetable tartare with fresh cheese
-dice in tiny cubes any vegetables you have on hand and enjoy such as carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomato, corn, radish, etc.
-mix all veggies together with olive oil
-place a portion of the fresh cheese (we used amazing italian ricotta) on a plate and cover with the veggie mix
-salt and pepper


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