One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
postpositive (of fish) served raw, typically seasoned and shaped into small cakes.‘light dishes such as salmon tartare’See also steak tartare
- ‘Serve the fish tartare with a little salad in the middle of the fish, together with a spoonful of the vodka cream.’
- ‘Tuna tartare, served in hollowed-out lemons, is vitalized with an unexpected foursome of currants, pine nuts, fava beans, and sun-dried tomatoes.’
- ‘But for what one order of Kobe beef costs, you can get six orders of the scrumptiously briny toro tartare with caviar.’
- ‘I tried both the delicate, unsalty gravadlax and a tartare served with the roe and a very lemony asparagus salad.’
- ‘The tuna tartare and caviar tasted as fine as I remembered, and so did the uni risotto.’
French, literally ‘Tartar’.
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