What could be better than a very fresh beef tataki?
Pierre Taparel, friend of Team Aubert and Mathieu, chef, will take us off the beaten track with his revisit of the traditional beef tataki. Our mission: take up the challenge of finding a wine that has as much character as this dish! Let's go for a colorful taste journey.
What does tataki mean in cooking?
"tataki" refers to a Japanese preparation of meat or fish. The idea is to sear the piece of meat or fish on the outside. This technique was put in place to avoid hygiene problems to avoid consuming totally raw fish where bacteria could develop. The pieces are then marinated very briefly and cut into thin slices.
Ingredients for monochrome beetroot beef tataki:
- 1 raw beet
- 1 chioggia beet
- cherries in syrup
- 1 purple endive
- tenderloin of beef
- soy sauce (salty and yes!)
- sesame oil
- fresh lemongrass
- Olive oil & vinegar
- bread pine nuts
- yellow lemon
- edible flowers
Tips for preparing beef tataki:
Steam the raw beets sous vide for 1h15 at 90°C then cool by immersing them in cold water after cooking.
In a bowl, prepare your Asian sauce using soy sauce, sesame oil, wazabi, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. Marinate everything as long as possible so that the flavors diffuse. Chop the coriander, mint, pine nuts and lemongrass and reserve them in the same bowl, this mixture will be used to season your dish, separate this preparation into two bowls.
Sear your beef tenderloin in a very hot pan on each side of the meat. Then cut your fillet into thin strips and immerse them in your marinade.
In a salad bowl, mix the various beets, the cherries in syrup and the purple endive. Add your Asian marinade.
Take your most beautiful plate and dress the dish as you wish to add a little magic, arrange edible flowers and you're done!
What wine to drink with beef tataki?
For this colorful and flavorful dish you need an explosive wine! Your wine must know how to maximize the taste of your dish without hiding it. For this we offer you a wine that has aromas that are both marked and delicate: such as black cherry, white truffle and blood orange. We recommend our Côtes du Roussillon Villages Caramany, effect guaranteed for sure!
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