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Steak Tartar from frozen meat – is it possible?

Jerry_K Oct 15, 2011 12:01 PM

Can you make decent steak tartar from previously flash frozen meat? Sirloin or eye-of-round that was super fresh when frozen. I do that all the time with salmon tartar and gravlax but would it work with beef?

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  1. sunshine842 RE: Jerry_K Oct 15, 2011 12:39 PM

    I see frozen beef for tartare all the time in France -- pre-ground.

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      brkak132 RE: Jerry_K Aug 2, 2012 08:52 AM

      Did you ever try this? Did you get sick? I'm contemplating the same thing!

      1. hotoynoodle RE: Jerry_K Aug 2, 2012 09:19 AM

        if you're confident of the source and sanitation of the meat, it should be fine.

        1. Veggo RE: Jerry_K Aug 2, 2012 09:25 AM

          I have done it. Compared with the fresh, it's a 2 point deduct on a scale of 10.

          1. Db Cooper RE: Jerry_K Aug 2, 2012 02:21 PM

            I know many people who will sear the outside of the meat and then freeze it. It actually makes it easier to slice thinly and it'll defrost within a minute. I'm quite certain it would work w/o cooking it as long as, like the other posters said, you are confident of the source and sanitation of the meat when you purchase it.

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