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Korean Beef Tartar

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  Sesame seeds 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lean boneless beef 1⁄2 Pound, trimmed of fat (Such As Sirloin Or Top Round)
  Soy sauce 4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Minced fresh ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Thinly sliced green onion with tops 2 Tablespoon
  Ground hot red pepper/Cayenne 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Korean Variety)
  Asian pear/Firm ripe european pear 1 Small
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Lettuce leaves 4 , washed and crisped (Red Leaf Lettuce/ Butter)
  Egg yolks 4 Small
  Finely shredded carrot 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Finely shredded green cabbage 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Hot red pepper paste 1 Teaspoon (Korean Variety)

Toast sesame seeds in a 6- to 7-inch frying pan over medium heat until golden, about 2 minutes, shaking pan frequently.
Crush with a mortar and pestle (or whirl briefly in a blender); set aside.
Cut beef across the grain into 1/4 inch slices; then cut slices into matchstick slivers.
Combine sesame seeds, soy, sugar, ginger, onion, and red pepper; mix with meat.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.
Peel and core pear; cut into matchstick slivers and moisten with lemon juice.
Line 4 plates with lettuce.
Mound 1/4 of the meat mixture on each plate, make a well in the center, and slip in an egg yolk.
Arrange pear, carrot, cabbage, and a dab of pepper paste (if used) around meat.
To eat, mix egg yolk with meat; accompany with vegetables and pear.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 745 Calories from Fat 316

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 35 g54.5%

Saturated Fat 12.5 g62.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 835.6 mg278.5%

Sodium 1498.7 mg62.4%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.6%

Dietary Fiber 10.1 g40.4%

Sugars 24.5 g

Protein 65 g129.7%

Vitamin A 488% Vitamin C 106.8%

Calcium 31.8% Iron 47.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Korean Beef Tartar Recipe