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Seaweed Tartare from 'The French Market Cookbook'

Seaweed probably isn't the first thing you think of when you hear the word "tartare." Beef, tuna, and even salmon are obvious choices and "meaty" vegetarian stand-ins like beets or mushrooms pop up on restaurant menus now and again. But even though seaweed tartare sounds a bit strange, its salinity, chew, and intense umami fit perfectly within the tartare framework. More

Seaweed Tartare from 'The French Market Cookbook'

Seaweed probably isn't the first thing you think of when you hear the word "tartare." Beef, tuna, and even salmon are obvious choices and "meaty" vegetarian stand-ins like beets or mushrooms pop up on restaurant menus now and again. But even though seaweed tartare sounds a bit strange, its salinity, chew, and intense umami fit perfectly within the tartare framework. More

The Nasty Bits: Lamb's Heart

In honor of Valentine's Week, have a heart—a lamb's heart. It's no bigger than the size of your fist. Once you trim away the exterior fat and the interior veins and ventricles, you're left with a fair amount of lean and tender muscle flesh. You could quick-sear it and eat it like a steak or forgo cooking altogether and serve it tartare-style in this recipe for Kibbeh Naye. More

The Nasty Bits: Venison Heart Tartare

Tartare is a preparation most commonly applied to beef or fish flesh, but the idea of eating offal in its completely raw state has always appealed to me. Oftentimes I've held a brain, liver, or heart in my hands, inhaled the sweet smell of an organ that's so wonderfully pungent and perfect on its own, and felt compelled to eat it as is. Here, with the help of NYC chef Sebastiaan Zijp, we prepare venison heart tartare. More

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