In the late 19th century, tartare was introduced on a few menus in French bistros and restaurants. However, this cuisine became more common and popular in the early 20th century. It became famous in the 1950s. You can prepare this cozy dish with beef, mutton, shrimp, mutton, duck, and so on. We are here with 5 mouth-watering tartare recipes for New Year’s Day or any other family occasion.
5 Yummy Tartare Recipes to Try at Home
Lamb Tartare Recipe
12 ounces lamb, 1 tbsp capers (drained, chopped), 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint, 2 tsp. lemon peel (finely chopped), 2 tsp. Shallot (finely chopped), 1 tbsp sea salt, 1 tbsp black pepper (ground), 2 egg yolks (large), ½ Olive oil, ½ lemon, 2 bread, toasted (Thinly sliced) (for serving)
First, cut the lamb and separate the bones from the meat, and preserve it for further use. Now cut the meat into ¼”-thick slices and do crosswise small cubes. Wrap the bowl of meat and keep it rest until ready to serve.
Now before serving, mix together lamb, capers, mint, preserved lemon peel, and shallot in a bowl. Mix salt and pepper with the mixture and mix smoothly. Divide the lamb tartare into 2 parts and put an egg yolk on the top of each part. Sprinkle oil and salt if required. Add lemon juice also and serve with toast.
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Beef Tartare Recipe
8 oz top round beef steak fresh, 2 tbsp parsley (finely chopped), 2 tbsp capers (drained and finely chopped), 2 tbsp cornichons (finely chopped), 2 tbsp shallots (finely chopped), 5 tsp sauce (Worcestershire), 1 ½ tbsp dijon mustard, ½ tsp salt, 2 egg yolks fresh
First, take the beef on a plate and keep it in the freeze for 20 minutes to firm it up slightly. Then cut the beef into 1/4-inch slices and then nicely chop it. Keep the chopped beef in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Now chop the other vegetables into fine dice and add Worcestershire sauce and mustard and mix well. Then add the beef and salt and mix again. Divide the beef tartare into 2 parts. Place each part on a plate and put an egg yolk on top of each part. Sprinkle oil and salt if required. Serve with cornichons and a spoonful of mustard.
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Shrimp Tartare Recipe
14 ozs cooked shrimp (peeled), ½lemon (juiced), 2 ozs (purple, seedless grape), 1 tbsp Salt, 1 cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp ground peppers
First, clean the shrimp, pat dry, and finely chop. Put the chopped shrimp in a bowl and mix the lemon juice with the shrimp. Now clean halves, roughly chop the grapes, and add to the shrimp. Then mix pepper. Now divide the shrimp tartare into 2 parts. Place each part on a plate and put a dollop of crème fraîche and some freshly cracked pepper and serve.
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Mutton Tartare Recipe
1 ¼ cup fine bulgur, ½ lb mutton, freshly ground, 4 Tbsp Aleppo Pepper, 1 Tbsp Lebanese 7-Spice, ground, 1 tsp cumin, ground, ½ Tbsp tomato paste, 1 Tbsp pepper paste, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped, 4 scallions, minced, 1 medium onion, minced, 5 cloves garlic, chopped, ½ Tbsp salt
2 lemons, quartered, 1 onion, sliced, lettuce leaves
First, Dip bulgur in boiling water for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes drain the bulgur and keep it resting for another 30 minutes.
First, take the mutton on a plate and keep it in the freeze for 20 minutes to firm it up slightly. Then cut the mutton into 1/4-inch slices and then nicely chop it. Keep the chopped mutton in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Now before serving, mix together mutton and the other ingredients except garnishes and mix together. Refrigerate until serving. Shape tartare into little two or three balls. Pur a lettuce leaf, onions, and lemon slices on top of each ball and serve.
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Duck Tartare Recipe
1 duck breast, skin off and fat trimmed, 2 tbsp. shallots, diced fine, 1 tbsp. sweet pepper, diced fine, 2 tsp. scallions, minced, 1 tsp. parsley, minced, ¼ lemon zest, chiffonade, half avocado (diced), 1 tbsp oil (avocado), Salt, and pepper (as per required)
First, take the duck breast on a plate and keep it in the freeze for 20 minutes to firm it up slightly. Then cut the duck breast into 1/4-inch slices and then nicely chop it. Keep the chopped duck breast in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Mix the remaining ingredients and season with salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Keep cold and serve immediately with toasted bread or crackers.
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so far, we have discussed 5 amazing tartare recipes with beef, mutton, shrimp, mutton, and duck. You can customize these recipes as per the precise taste of your family members and guests. However, the taste, color, and flavor of the food will depend on the raw material’s quality and your cooking skill.
Source: United News of Bangladesh
Tiger census: Installation of cameras begins in Sundarbans
The Forest Department has started setting up a total of 1,330 cameras at 665 spots in the Sundarbans to count tigers, deer and pigs.
Abu Naser, forest official of Sundarbans West zone and director of Sundarbans Tiger Conservation Project’ project, said the camera installation work started at Kalabogi Ecotourism Center around 9 am on Sunday (January 01, 2023).
The Forest Department – under the ‘Sundarbans Tiger Conservation Project’ involving Tk 3.27 crore – took preparations for installing cameras on both sides of the canals under Kalabogi Forest Station of Khulna Range from December 15 last year.
Abu Naser said apart from counting tigers, this year, the Forest Department will count deer and pigs as well under the project.
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They have divided the project into two categories – camera trapping and canal survey. Primarily, the survey along both sides of the canals in Sundarbans has started and through the process, the movement and pugmarks of tigers will be pointed out.”
Through the camera trapping process, the authorities concerned will take snaps for two years and later they will analyse the photos captured for the next two months, and after that they will figure out the numbers, he said.
A technical committee has already been formed and the committee decided to install cameras at 665 spots, he added. Of these, 200 will be set up in Satkhira range, 140 in Khulna range, 180 in Sharankhola and 145 in Chandpai range of the Sundarbans, said Abu Naser.
Two cameras will be installed in each grid and a total of 1,330 cameras will be set up.
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Asked about the number of tigers, the project director said, “The exact figure of tigers will be known after the census. Earlier, it was difficult for tourists to see any tiger during their Sundarbans visit but now, they can take photos of 3-4 tigers which indicates that the number might have increased.”
The tiger census will be conducted in and outside the wildlife sanctuary and the authorities concerned will conduct the survey in the less, more and most saline areas of the Sundarbans, he said.
Tigers mostly hunt deer, but they also eat pigs, monkeys and crabs and another survey will be conducted to figure out their eating habits in 2024, he added.
Three hundred and forty members under 49 village tiger response teams and 185 members of community patrol groups under the four ranges will be given training to conduct the survey.
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Resident launches and support boats have been hired for four months under the projects while 200 special category cameras, battery, and SD cards will be purchased.
Mihir Kumar Doe, forest conservator of Khulna Circle, said the project includes monitoring the movement by setting up satellite collars on two tigers, identifying diseases and infections among tigers, collecting data and publishing a report after research.
Besides, fire extinguishing equipment, pipes and drones will also be purchased using the funds to save tigers from forest fires during dry season.
Alongside, an initiative will be taken to erect fences in 60 km areas of the Sundarbans, using nylon, to prevent the entry of tigers into villages, he said.
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Besides, 12 towers will be set up in the Sundarbans to protect tigers from cyclonic storms, said Mihir Kumar. Under the project, twelve consultant experts have been hired in the short term for special training, survey completion, data collection, preparation of report and analysis, he said.
On March 23 last year, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change gave its nod to the project, involving Tk 35.93 crore. Of the project, only Tk 3.27 crore will be spent for tiger census and the tenure of the project is fixed from April 2022 to June 2025.
There are 3,840 tigers in 13 countries of the world. In 2015, the number of tigers in the Sundarbans was 106 and in 2018, that number went up to 114. Of these, 63 are mature, 18 between the age of 12-14 months, and 33 are cubs.
Source: United News of Bangladesh