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Classic Beef Carpaccio

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Beef Carpaccio is a classic Italian salad made with beef fillet, arugula, parmesan, lemon and olive oil. www.insidetherustickitchen.com

Beef Carpaccio is a classic Italian dish made with beef fillet, arugula, parmesan, lemon and olive oil. Made with only five ingredients, it makes for a beautiful and elegant spring/summer lunch.

Beef Carpaccio is a classic Italian salad made with beef fillet, arugula, parmesan, lemon and olive oil. www.insidetherustickitchen.com

Heyyy,

Today’s post – Classic Beef Carpaccio may scare you a little seeing as it’s served raw but don’t run away, it is so delicate and absolutely delicious. I’m 100% certain you’ll love it just as much as I do.

Carpaccio is the name of a dish made from raw meat or fish such as beef, venison, salmon or tuna and beef carpaccio is one of my favourite classic Italian dishes. It’s usually served as an appetiser although I love it with lots of arugula/rocket and enjoy it as a lunchtime salad.

It was invented in 1950 by Giuseppe Cipriani from Harry’s Bar in Venice and has since then become a very popular, classic Italian dish.

Beef Carpaccio is a classic Italian salad made with beef fillet, arugula, parmesan, lemon and olive oil. www.insidetherustickitchen.com

Beef carpaccio is made using high-quality beef fillet that’s finely sliced and pounded thin. Luckily for me, all the supermarkets in Italy already sell the beef fillet in thin slices so all that’s left to do is assemble the salad. It makes for a super quick, tasty and healthy spring/summer lunch or appetiser.

If you can’t get the beef fillet in thin carpaccio slices then you can cut the beef filletΒ into thin slices and pound them thin in between some baking parchment.

You don’t need a lot of beef for this dish, only a couple slices per person so even although it requires a high-quality cut of beef it’s not going to cost you a bomb. You can also add different dressings such a pesto, thyme and lemon or even homemade mayonnaise which goes really well.

Beef Carpaccio is a classic Italian salad made with beef fillet, arugula, parmesan, lemon and olive oil. www.insidetherustickitchen.com

The beef carpaccio is topped with thin slices of Parmesan cheese (so yum), a squeeze of lemon juice, olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. I used smoked sea salt flakes in this recipe and it really gives the carpaccio a beautiful flavour but of course regular salt will also do.

Looking for other salad ideas? Check out my simpleΒ melon, prosciutto and zucchini salad.

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Beef Carpaccio is a classic Italian salad made with beef fillet, arugula, parmesan, lemon and olive oil. www.insidetherustickitchen.com
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Beef carpaccio
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Beef Carpaccio is a classic Italian salad made with beef fillet, arugula, Parmesan, lemon and olive oil. Its simplicity is perfection and makes for a beautiful and elegant spring/summer lunch.

Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 293 kcal
Author: Emily Kemp
Ingredients
  • ~14 oz (400g) beef fillet
  • 1/2 juice of a lemon
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large handfuls arugula/rocket
  • Parmesan for shaving
  • smoked sea salt flakes (or regular) and pepper to season
Instructions
  1. Cut the beef fillet into thin slices. Place one slice of beef in between two sheets of baking parchment and pound thin using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Continue with the rest of the beef slices.

  2. Arrange handfuls of rocket on serving plates or on one large plate and arrange the beef carpaccio slices on top.

  3. Squeeze lemon juice over the the beef slices and then drizzle with olive oil. Finally top with shavings of Parmesan and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicole Shillings
    June 12, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    I remember the first time I had beef carpaccio. I was 16 and at a very fancy restaurant in NYC. It was such an incredible dish! I can’t wait to make it at home.

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    Eileen
    June 11, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    What a beautiful dish. This is one of my son’s favorites. Perfect for summer.

  • Reply
    Fred Nonterah
    June 11, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Beef carpacio wow! I’ve never eaten it before neither have I ever tried it but your description makes it tempting for me. I’m used to having my meats well done. Thanks for sharing!

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      Inside the rustic kitchen
      June 11, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      I was a little hesitant the first time too because I didn’t know what to expect but it’s lovely!

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    Jackie Garvin
    June 11, 2017 at 1:06 am

    This is an interesting dish. I’ve never made it at home but wondered what the best cut of beef would be. I love the combination of beef, arugula, and Parmesan.

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    Marie-Pierre Breton
    June 10, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Nothing like a good Carpaccio! Here in Spain it’s hard to get the thin sliced quality meat… but i’m always for the look out! Yum!

  • Reply
    Andrea
    June 9, 2017 at 3:20 am

    I have always loved beef carpaccio, its so tasty. Something I always order and fun story have never made at home. Should give it a try at some point.

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