Charolais beef fillet tartare breaded with toasted pine nuts, caviar and crème fraîche

Recipe recommendation from kitchen director Christof Lang

Christof Lang is the kitchen director at the restaurant “La Becasse” in Aachen

“We have been working successfully with Royal Caviar as an absolutely reliable partner for many years. We greatly appreciate the perfect quality level of all caviar products from this supplier.”

Kitchen Director Christof Lang

Ingredients for “Charolais fillet of beef tartare breaded with toasted pine nuts, caviar & crème fraîche” (serves 4)

  • 150 g pine nuts
  • 4 small salad bouquets
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil vinaigrette
  • Sushi vinegar
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 piece 125 g tin of caviar
  • 4 small tsp (quenelles) French crème fraîche


  • 400 g Charolais fillet
    (chop or grind through a 6 mm slice)
  • 1 finely chopped shallot
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small tbsp hot mustard
  • 15 chopped and then strained sweet cherry tomatoes
  • Salt, pepper

Preparation (recipe for 4 people)

Carefully toast the pine nuts in a salamander (or in the oven with strong top heat) and leave to cool. Mix the tartare with all the ingredients and press into a ring. Remove the tartare from the ring, roll in the pine nuts and press down. Season the small salad with the vinaigrette, place a tablespoon of caviar on the tartare and decorate with a little (old fashion) gold. Dress and serve immediately.