Name That Fruit!

Presenting "Name That Fruit!", the interactive FOTL game featured on Ep. 28 Superfruity Cocktails. Listen to the episode and play along at home with Superfruit and the Jeffs!

SuperFruity Cocktails

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  • 1.75oz Fortaleza Blanco tequila
  • 1oz Cointreau
  • .5oz fresh lime juice
  • .25oz agave nectar
  •  4 chunks pineapple
  •  2 slices serrano peppers w/seeds

Combine lime juice, agave, pineapple, and serrano slices in martini shaker. Muddle ingredients until pulpy. Add tequila and Cointreau. Add ice. Shake vigorously. Strain and pour over ice. 

*Non-alcoholic version: substitute Jarritos Pineapple Soda for the tequila and Cointreau


  • 2oz Flor de Cana white rum
  • .5oz fresh lime juice
  • .25oz agave nectar
  •  ½ peeled kiwi
  • 4-5 mint leaves
  • club soda

Combine lime juice, agave, kiwi, and mint in glass. Muddle ingredients until they are mixed thoroughly. Add ice. Add rum. Top with soda. Briefly stir and serve.  

*Non-alcoholic version: substitute 7Up or Sprite for the rum.



  • 2oz Ketel One vodka
  • 4 chunks watermelon
  • 3-5 basil leaves
  • club soda

Combine watermelon and basil in martini shaker. Muddle ingredients until fragrant. Add vodka. Add ice. Shake vigorously. Strain and pour over ice. Top with soda. Briefly stir and serve. 

*Non-alcoholic version: substitute club soda for the vodka.

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  • 3 parts champagne
  • 2 part grapefruit juice
  • 1 part St.-Germain

In a champagne flute, combine St.-Germain and grapefruit juice. Top with champagne.

*Non-alcoholic version: substitute Jarritos or Hansen's Grapefruit Soda for the champagne and St-Germain.

Persian Potato Salad (Salad Olivieh)

Recipe from Nastaran Dibai
Makes 6-8 cups, 18-24 1/3 cup side or appetizer servings


3 or 4 large Russet potatoes
1 large chicken breast
2 hardboiled eggs
1 cup of diced pickles (preferably kosher dill)
3/4 cup green peas
1 cup of mayonnaise
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Lemon Pepper (optional)


Cook potatoes (skin on) until they’re fork tender, then peel and dice.

Poach chicken breast (skin on), then take take skin off and dice.

Dice hardboiled eggs.

The dice on everything all the above should be small — around 1/4 inch.

Cook green peas, then shock with ice water to maintain green color.

Make sure all the above is cold or at least room temperature, then toss all of it together with the pickles.

Once it’s all mixed, add the lemon juice, the mayonnaise and toss together until everything is coated.  This is a matter of taste, so if it feels it could use more mayonnaise, then you can add more, but only a spoonful at a time, so you don’t end up overdoing it.  

Finally, add salt and pepper to taste. I personally like more of a lemony flavor, so I always toss in some lemon pepper in addition to the salt and pepper, but this is optional.  If you do add the lemon pepper, then you might want to add less regular pepper. 

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and preferably overnight. The flavor and texture continue to blend and develop the whole time. Can be kept for up to 4 days covered in the refrigerator. 

Strauss' Rye Rosewater Manhattan


2 oz Michter’s Rye  
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
a “squirt” (about 1/4 oz) of Rosewater/Pomegranate Essence (recipe below)
Garnish: Luxardo Cherry (or other Maraschino), Orange peel strip


Place a cherry or two in a cocktail glass, add a cube or two of ice. Rub the peel around the rim and place the peel in the glass.

Place ice in a cocktail shaker

Add whiskey, vermouth and Rosewater/Pomegranate Essence and stir briskly until very cold. Strain into prepared glass and enjoy.

Jeff's Mom's Honey Soy Wing Recipe

Jeff’s note: These are one of the two wing recipes that started it all for me.  The other — the “Sesame Chicken” wings — remain a recipe that’s somewhat elusive. Maybe it’s taste memory making the ones from my childhood so much “better” in my brain, but I don’t know.  When I get them right, I’ll share that one too.  In the meantime, this one is a great and easy one.


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 T honey
  • garlic powder
  • sesame seeds (optional)
  • 2 pounds of wings cut into segments


  1. In a medium bowl, large enough to hold all the wings, mix together the first four ingredients. Cover and let “marinate” in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes and up to 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a baking sheet, foil-covered pan or foil pan with cooking spray and spread the marinated wings evenly across the surface.  The fewer wings that touch each other, the more evenly they will crisp.
  3. Bake wings for 1/2 hour
  4. Sprinkle with garlic powder and sesame seeds and toss the wings gently to make sure they’re evenly coated and redistributed.
  5. Raise the temperature to 425F and cook until dark-golden brown (about 20-30 minutes, turning and redistributing the wings with a tongs or spatula at about 15 minutes) Be careful they do not burn.
  6. Remove pan from oven when done and let the whole pan cool slightly 3-5 minutes before removing the wings to a plate (this makes them easier to “unstick” and lets more of the coating stay with the chicken.

Optional dipping sauce (never a bad thing) mix another batch of the marinade in a small sauce pan and heat over medium low heat, stirring until well blended.  You can add garlic or hot sauce if you like. Don’t use leftover marinade if its touched raw chicken — too risky.  Any sauce that’s touched raw chicken should be brought to a low-boil and simmered for 10-15 minutes, add 1/4 cup water and cook until it re-thickens.

Jeff’s variation — I’ve recently started adding about 1 T of sriracha or other hot sauce to the marinade… I’ve also tossed the wings in a mixture of 1 T minced garlic and 1 t minced fresh ginger and 1 t chili flakes right before they go in the oven…. (omit the garlic powder in that case).  Both are excellent.

The “Perfect” Thin-style French Omelet

Inspired by Chris Rich


  • 1-2 large eggs per omelet, depending on the size of your pan (Use a small pan, 8 inches for 1 egg not larger than 10 inches for 2 eggs)
  • unsalted butter
  • sea salt, flake sale or kosher salt and a little fresh-ground pepper
  • “Fillings” Chris does his without - very traditional.  If you must, use a little soft-cheese like feta or a dusting of grated gruyere or parmesan,  some herbs  all fillings must be delicately chopped or minced and pre-cooked or they must things that will cook rapidly at low heat

Makes 1 Omelet
Time: 6-8 minutes

1) preheat a nonstick pan on medium low

2) in a medium bowl, beat the egg(s) gently with a fork until they form a thoroughly-blended mix that pours back into the bowl in a thin stream when you lift a “forkful” of it

3) add a small pat of butter to the warm pan and swirl just enough butter to lightly coat the pan (if the butter “foams” when you put it in, the pan is too hot), pour off any excess

4) add the egg to the pan, gently swirl the egg to evenly cover the whole bottom of the pan and then keep gently swirling until the egg starts to evenly cook

5) as the omelet begins to solidify ("set-up”), use a silicone spatula to gently pull a little of the edge of the omelet back toward the middle of the pan (this prevents the edge from browning) and then tip or “swirl” a bit of the remaining uncooked egg into the “open” area on the pan. Continue this, pulling at the edge of the omelet, working around the pan in a circle to clear and refill a little new section until most of the loose/uncooked egg has been spread around.

6) When there’s no more loose egg but the top surface of the omelet is still glossy, remove it from the heat and let it “rest” for one minute to finish cooking. If you’re going to add any fillings, do it as soon as you take it off the heat.. Chris likes no fillings. Maybe chives. Add any fillings in a stripe about 2 to 3 inches wide down the center of your omelet/pan. Lightly season with pepper and just a touch of salt.

7) French omelets are folded in thirds (see the picture) — with the help of a nonstick-safe spatula, fold one edge of the omelet across the middle (mostly cover any fillings if you’ve added any), then fold the other edge across almost all the way to the edge of the first fold.

Get your plate ready. Tip the pan up and “pour” the omelet onto the plate, top with some flake salt and a few chopped chives if you wish, and…. Voila.

A buttery/French option: add a little pat of butter to the newly-exposed pan after you’ve made your first fold, this will add a glossy shine to the surface, make the omelet slide out a little easier and taste delicious.

If it doesn’t come out “perfect”… it’s still going to taste like it is!

Neela’s Sweet Tomato Chutney

Note from Jeff Strauss: I LOVE this stuff! It really is the amazing ketchup/salsa replacement that Neela imagined when she invented it. I make it on the stovetop, with a medium-sized, heavy gauge saucepan set on medium low heat to cook the chutney down and thicken it, but this recipe, adapted from Neela’s “The New Indian Slow Cooker” uses, what-else?... the slow-cooker!

Cook-time: two-hours plus 10 minutes prep for slow cooker. About 45 minutes plus prep on the stove-top


  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 ounces jaggery (a sugar made from sugar cane, date palms, or coconut), broken into pieces.  Dark brown or muscovado sugar is a substitute but the flavor will not be as deep as with jaggery.  [Available at your local Indian market or here, on Amazon]
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon panch puran (a whole-spice blend of fennel, cumin, nigella, fenugreek and black mustard seeds) [Available at your local Indian market or here, online]
  • 8 to 10 kari leaves (“curry” leaves) [Available at your local or here, on Amazon]
  • 2 serrano chilis, cut into ⅛-inch-thick rounds
  • 1½ tablespoons white vinegar



1) Turn the slow-cooker on to the high setting for 15 minutes, while you prepare the rest of the ingredients, until the insert is warmed through.

2) Drain the tomatoes in a strainer for a few minutes, then coarsely chop them in a food processor.

3) Being careful to remove or hold the blade in place (ask Strauss’s thumb) Add the chopped tomatoes, sugar, and jaggery to the slow-cooker.

4) In a small saucepan, heat the oil over high heat.  (Keep a well-fitting lid nearby). Tilt the pan slightly away from you to form a pool and carefully add the panch puran, kari leaves, and chilis to the oil; cover immediately to avoid splattering.

5) Listen. As soon as they stop sputtering, transfer the oil and the spices to the tomato mixture in the slow cooker. Stir well, cover, and reduce to low heat and cook for 2 hours.

[Strauss’s comment: if using a saucepan, cook over low heat for about 30-45 minutes until slightly thickened]

6) When the chutney has reduced and thickened slightly and the flavors have combined well, transfer it all to a mixing bowl to cool to room temperature. When cooled, stir in the vinegar and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Note: this recipe is too low-acid to be stored for a long time but will keep for a week to ten days if stored in a sterilized jar in the refrigerator. If you’re concerned about food safety, bring the chutney to a gentle boil and let it re-cool to room temperature after it’s been stored for a while.

Hangover Cures: Strauss' Egg Dish Duo

Slow-Poached Egg “Cocktails” with Asparagus and Prosciutto “Crisps”

Serves 6

For hangovers: eggs have needed amino acids, asparagus has compounds that aid in recovery and a little salt helps rebalance electrolytes and the lower-fat presentation is gentle on the stomach. For non-recovery brunches, this is just an awesome and beautiful dish! (That goes great with champagne too!)

  • 6 slow-poached eggs (Substitute: regular poached or “soft-boiled” eggs)
  • Asparagus Puree
  • Prosciutto Crisps
  • Argan Oil (available at many gourmet shops), can substitute a buttery olive oil or walnut, pumpkinseed or hazelnut oil
  • finely chopped chives
  • flake salt
  • white pepper

Asparagus Puree (can be made a day ahead, stored in refrigerator and re-warmed)

  • 1 pound bunch of fresh asparagus, woody stems removed
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 2 T  unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chicken or mild vegetable broth
  • 1 cup half & half
  • salt and white pepper

1) “Blanch” asparagus for 2 minutes in a medium pot of lightly salted boiling water then “shock” in water with ice (this keeps the color bright green and the flavor very fresh) pour out hot water
2) In the same medium pot, melt butter and sauté shallots until just translucent, do not brown, 
3) Add stock and bring to a boil, remove from heat, add cream and stir
4) Pour liquid into a blender and add cooled/cooked asparagus, cover
5) Blend, starting on low and increasing speed carefully until a smooth, creamy puree is formed

Prosciutto “Crisps” (can be made a day ahead)

  • 8 medium/thin slices of good quality prosciutto (a few extra for breakage and snacking)
  • canola oil

1) with nonstick pan at medium-high heat, brush with 1-2 teaspoons of canola oil, lay prosciutto flat and place another pan or “bacon press” on top
2) cook for 2 minutes and check for doneness — should be a deep golden-red brown color and should be crisp
3) cook until brown and crisp then remove to a large plastic container lined with paper towel where prosciutto can lay flat until ready to use

Slow-poached eggs
Using an immersion circulator, sous vide supreme or other constant-temperature method: cook, immersed in water held at 142F for 35 minutes

To finish:
In a small bowl or glass “sorbet” cup, float a shell-less, warm egg in 1/4 cup of the warm asparagus puree.  Season with 1t of Argan oil (or other flavorful oil) and season with a dash of flake-salt, a grind of white pepper and a pinch of chives.  Top with a sheet of the prosciutto and serve immediately.

Soft and Creamy Scrambled Eggs with Caviar

Serves 6

The slightly tangy tone of the creme fraiche is a great note with the eggs and the salty caviar.  I don’t indulge in things like caviar very often, but when I do, I like to serve it generously to maximize the experience — figure at least a heaping teaspoon per serving if not more.  You don’t “need” the fanciest caviar, Tsar Nicolai offers some lovely and reasonable whitefish roes and many people prefer the taste of trout or salmon roe — al can work great.  The eggs should never get dry, they should stay glossy with the texture of a soft cottage cheese.

  • 12 eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 Tablespoons creme fraiche
  • salt 
  • black pepper
  • 2 oz caviar (or as much caviar of the highest quality that your wallet can stomach)

1) Over medium-low heat, melt the butter
2) Crack the eggs into the pan and immediately begin stirring
3) Season with a few grinds of black pepper and then stir steadily to keep the eggs gently cooking
4) When the eggs are about 50% solidified, reduce the heat to low and add about half the creme fraiche and stir to combine…
5) Before the eggs firm-up fully, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the remaining creme fraiche.  This stops the cooking process and keeps the eggs from overcooking.  Season to taste with a pinch of salt and a little more pepper if desired.  Remember that the caviar will also add to the saltiness of the dish and the creamy eggs are better if they are much less salty by comparison.

Place in a teacup or small bowl and top with a generous teaspoonful of caviar and serve immediately.


Strauss' Cheesy Christmas List

The Cheeses
1)  Langres — a washed rind cow cheese from the region of Champagne-Ardenne. Northern France Near Belgium. A washed rind is the result of the outside is bathed or scrubbed with wine, or salt-water brine as the cheese matures. This encourages good bacteria to grow and both protect and add flavor to the cheese, it also keeps the outside soft. Other “washed rind” cheeses are Epoisse & Taleggio. 
2) Chaource Rouzaire — comes from the same part of France as the Langres — Champagne — but from a different village. This is also from cow’s milk. It’s creamy and buttery tasting like brie & camembert and other soft/"white mould" rind cheeses.
3) Midnight Moon — a goat cheese from Cypress Grove, a California Company but this is made in Holland in the style of a Gouda.  It’s aged 12 months — a hard cheese with a wax rind.

4) Melkbus Lavender Gouda — a cow’s milk Gouda from Holland.  It’s crusted with Lavender and also with rosemary and thyme. It’s a young Gouda — 10 weeks aged.
5) Moliterno Sheep/Goat’s milk cheese with black truffle — a hard cheese from Sardinia.  Aged first until it’s semi-soft, then injected with black truffle paste.  
6) Vacherin d’ Mont D’or — This one is Swiss from the Jura Mountains on the French border.  Washed rind cow cheese made from milk from the end of the season in the areas that produce Comte and other traditional Swiss but when the milk is running out and they can’t produce the huge wheels… they make this.  Boxed as it ages in round fir wood strips.  Take the top rind of the cheese off and scoop it onto great crusty bread.
7) Beemster XO — 26-month-aged cow Gouda from Holland. Natural rind.  Salty grains.  A nutty butter-scotch flavor — amazing with full-bodied red wines. 
8) Rogue River Blue 2016 — Seasonal from Rogue Creamery in Southern Oregon.

All cheeses were purchased from Cheese Store of Beverly Hills

The Wines
Henriot Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne, non-vintage
Longtable 2012 “The Gathering” Red Blend Mt. Veeder, Napa (Available at Longtable Wines & shipping worldwide at Backroom Wines Napa)

Confit Turkey Wings

Prep time: 30 minutes or less. Cook time: 3 1/2 hours to “confit”, 30 minutes to crisp and serve.


  • 4 whole turkey wings,
  • 3 Tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground fresh black pepper
  • 12 sprigs fresh thyme – leaves and tender part of stems only
  • 8 medium cloves of peeled garlic. 6 for Step 2, plus 2 more cloves for Step 5
  • 12 sprigs fresh Italian parsley, stems included
  • 4 whole, dried bay leaves
  • 6 cups rendered duck fat or good quality olive oil (or a combination of the two)


1) Using a sharp knife, carefully remove the “drumstick” portion of the wing from the middle/tip – you should have 8 pieces total.

2) Pulse the 6 cloves of garlic and the herbs with the salt in the bowl of a food processor until a coarse, green “dust” has formed. Add the black pepper and pulse until just mixed. Rub the salt mixture over all sides of all parts of the wings until evenly coated and place in a glass, ceramic or enameled container. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight (8-12 hours) to “dry cure”. This will not only infuse flavor into the meat but will draw some water out, concentrating the flavor of the turkey itself. (Note: I often use the enameled cast-iron pot I’ll be cooking in to save on cleanup.)

3) The next morning, preheat the oven to 375F. Remove the wings from the refrigerator, rinse off as much of any remaining herb herbs/salt mixture as you can and pat dry with a paper towel. If you’re using the same pot in the oven, rinse and dry it, too. If using duck fat, melt it over low heat until liquefied and set aside to cool slightly. Place the wing pieces into a heavy pot with a tight-fitting lid, packing the pieces as close together as possible. Add remaining 2 cloves of garlic. Pour duck fat, olive oil, or combination over wings until wings are fully covered. Cover the wings and the top of the oil with a sheet of parchment paper or foil, then cover the pot with a well-fitting lid and place in the oven. NOTE: you may want to set a rimmed baking sheet under the pot to catch drips in the case your confit bubbles over a little.

4) Reduce the oven temperature to 225F and cook for 3 to 3 ½ hours until the meat is quite tender but not completely falling off the bone. Remove from the oven.

5) Allow to cool for 30 minutes to an hour before handling the turkey. Refrigerate the wing pieces and the oil, stored either together or separately, until needed. (If kept together, fully covered in oil, the meat should keep 2 weeks or more. If kept apart, use the turkey within a few days.)

6) When you’re ready to serve, carefully remove the wings from the oil and roast on a rimmed baking sheet in a 400F oven for 20 minutes, turning once, or in a skillet large enough to hold the pieces in a single layer over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally until browned and crisp on all sides. Drain and serve anywhere from piping hot to room temperature,

(A SECRET: there’s a rich and flavorful stock that settles below the oil during Step 4, I separate it and save it to use in soups, stocks or sauces – it freezes too! And strain and save the oil too – it can be used again to make confit or works brilliantly to roast or sauté vegetables or potatoes.)

Old-Fashioned Banana Bread

(From Lisa Ritter, co-founder of Big Sugar Bakeshop, Studio City/Los Angeles)

This recipe is easy to make, versatile, and very good. It requires just enough “to-do-ing” that you feel like an accomplished baker, but never so much that it becomes a chore to produce.

Makes 1 9”x5” loaf


  • 2 medium-to-large very ripe bananas*
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1¼ cups flour (I use King Arthur unbleached all-purpose flour, but any all-purpose flour, bleached or unbleached, will do)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • powdered sugar for dusting

*A note on “very ripe” bananas:  These can be seriously ripe — we’re talking well past the point where you would consider eating them out of hand and, really, even beyond smoothie territory.  


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. Liberally coat a light-colored metal 9” x 5” loaf pan with non-stick spray. You can use a dark metal pan, but the bread will brown more quickly and develop a more pronounced crust. I don’t like either of those things to happen. And let’s not even talk about the gummy, disappointing results to be had with a glass loaf pan . . .
  3. In a shallow, medium bowl, use the back of a fork to smash the two bananas to a gruel-like consistency. Add to this the sugar, oil, and the egg. Stir to combine thoroughly.
  4. In a second bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, before adding to the wet ingredients. Gently mix the batter until just combined, scrape it into the prepared pan, and place it in the center of the preheated oven, where it will bake for at least 40 minutes, and perhaps up to 50 minutes, before it is ready. The inexactitude can be maddening, but this is what comes of playing fast and loose with relative banana sizes and degrees of ripeness. As you make this recipe again and again (and you will want to), you will become more familiar with the vagaries of fruit and pan type. In the meantime, somewhere around minute 38, your loaf should be domed and golden. You can plunge a long wooden skewer into the center of the bread to test for readiness. If it comes out wet, there is more baking ahead. When it comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs adhering, your loaf is ready.
  5.  Remove the pan from the oven and let it rest on a cooling rack. If you prefer a moist, more yielding loaf (or think you may have left the banana bread in the oven for a few more minutes than is strictly optimal), carefully turn out the bread as soon as you can manage it, set it upright once more on the cooling rack, and drape it with a light dishcloth to let it cool. Otherwise, you can just let the loaf sit in the pan until it is cool, at which point you can turn it out, perhaps sprinkle it with a light dusting of powdered sugar, and serve.
  6. If you like walnuts — and I do not, which is why I am waiting until the end to tell you this — you can chop up half a cup or so and add them to the batter before pouring it into the pan. You might also consider swapping in the same amount of chocolate chips. Certainly, to do so will wreck entirely the illusion of banana bread as "healthy" — or, really, as “bread” at all, since what you have now is closer to chocolate chip banana cake. But is that so wrong? I will tell you that I once chopped up a pretty hefty serving of the chocolate-peanut-butter-chip fudge we sell at Big Sugar Bakeshop and tossed it right into the batter before baking. That was an excellent experiment. The point is, this banana bread is easy to make, relatively forgiving, and open to interpretation. Enjoy.

The Bloody Vampire Slayer

  • 1.5oz Vodka
  • 1.5oz Light/White Rum
  • .5 oz Garlic-Pickle Juice
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Bar-spoon of Minced Garlic
  • 2 dashes Franks Red-Hot or other “medium” hot sauce*
  • 3 dashes Vampfire Hot Sauce or other “HOT” hot sauce*
  • Pinch of Celery Salt
  • Splash of Tomato Juice
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Smoked Salt
  • Bacon Dust (crisp bacon + blender = bacon dust!)
  • Blue-Cheese- Stuffed Olives
  • Gherkins
  • Celery Spear
  1. Rim your glass with smoked salt and bacon dust
  2. Mix all other ingredients in a tall-bar or tiki glass filled with cubed or crushed ice.
  3. Stir well. Garnish with gherkins and Blue-Cheese- Stuffed Olive on a Tiki Umbrella and a celery spear (Optional: crisp-bacon slice)

Beef Heart Tartare

Forks on the Left - Beef Heart Tartare
Serves 4 as appetizer, 1-2 as main


  • 4 oz fresh Beef Heart (trimmed of sinew, fat at gristle)
  • 4 oz fresh Hanger Steak
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoon Capers drained and coarsely minced
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped Chives
  • 1 medium minced Shallot (about 2 Tablespoons)
  • 1 Tablespoon finely-minced tender Parsley Stems (from the section close to the leaves)
  • 2 Tablespoon minced, pitted Green Castelvetrano or pitted Green Nicoise Olives
  • 1 Tablespoon Grainy Dijon Mustard
  • Smoked Maldon Salt
  • Fresh ground Black Pepper
  • 1 "slow poached" or raw or soft-boiled Egg Yolk (slow-poached egg, cooked in the shell at 142F for 20 minutes in a stable water bath "sous-vide" style)
  • Optional 1 teaspoon Chive Oil
  • 1 fresh baguette sliced and lightly toasted


  1. Chill the beef-heart and hanger steak for 20 minutes in the freezer, this makes it easier to chop finely -- don't overdo this!
  2. Using a sharp knife, finely chop/dice the beef-heart and hanger steak and place into a chilled, medium-sized mixing bowl
  3. Season with a pinch of salt and a few grounds of black-pepper
  4. Add shallot, capers, parsley stems, chives, olives, 1 tablespoon grainy mustard, 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  5. Plate or place in a small, chilled bowl, season with optional Chive Oil a touch of additional Smoked Maldon Salt and fresh ground black pepper, garnish with thinly sliced radish
  6. Serve with sliced, toasted baguette, accompanied, if you like, with dijon mustard or even hot sauce

NOTE: A perfect accompaniment for tartare (as they are the perfect food) are crisp, hot fried potatoes -- I prefer a thick-cut or "steak-fry" style, twice-fried, if possible.