Italian Carpaccio Recipes

Italian Carpaccio is a raw meat appetizer named after a Venetian artist who lived until 1525 in Italy. 

However, it was only a few decades ago that this dish was named after Carpaccio.

Supposedly, it reminded the owner of Harry's Bar (where Carpaccio was invented) of Carpaccio's paintings - which are simply beautiful.

An Italian Carpaccio is made from thinly sliced raw meat, parmesan cheese, and a light dressing.  And there are many variations of this Italian raw food dish.

However, one of the main ingredients will usually always be arugula.

What is Arugula?

Arugula is a strong tasting leafy green which is also known as Rocket.  Arugula is commonly mistaken for a type of lettuce, but its actually an herb.

This Mediterranean herb is very popular in places like Italy because of its pungent taste.

Arugula has a peppery and somewhat bitter taste.  And it is related to the mustard family.

Arugula is sometimes toned down by mixing it with other salad greens.

And arugula comes with many important minerals and vitamins.

How to Make Italian Carpaccio - Simple Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Raw Filet Mignon
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Mixed Greens with Arugula
  • Celery Stalk
  • Italian Parmesan Cheese
  • Sea Salt & Pepper
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Ripe Olives

Instructions:

Thinly slice raw beef and pound with your hands - put pounded meat on a plate.

Chop celery and add to salad mix (with arugula).  Dress with olive oil, seasoning, and lemon juice - toss.

Then dress your raw meat in the same way - let sit for few seconds.

Then add your mixed greens on top of the dressed meat.

And top with shaved parmesan and ripe olives.

Serve with a rustic crusty Italian bread.

This recipe is a very simple rustic type of carpaccio recipe and it looks like it's very easy to make - and delicious.

How to Make Italian Carpaccio - Fancy Recipe

This carpaccio preparation offers a different type of flavor with a more complicated sauce.

Carpaccio Ingredients:

  • Thinly Sliced Raw Beef Tenderloin
  • Shaved Parmesan Cheese or Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
  • Fresh Arugula
  • Chopped Parsley
  • Organic Capers

Mayonnaise Sauce:

  • 1 Organic Raw Egg Yolk
  • Mustard Powder
  • Sea Salt & White Pepper
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Organic Whole Milk
  • Worcestershire Sauce

Freezing your meat makes it a little easier to slice the meat very thin.  And freezing the meat for a certain period of time can help to eliminate the threat of certain parasites - if this is a concern for you.

However, you don't have to freeze your meat or use plastic wrap to make really thin carpaccio meat.

Just be sure to use really good quality meat.  Grass fed meats work really well in carpaccio recipes - even Bison.

Tagliata di Manzo or Warmed Carpaccio

Tagliata di Manzo is a warmed Italian carpaccio.  And you can either warm the whole dish in the oven or use cooked pieces of beef to make Tagliata di Manzo.

Grill a steak to rare or medium rare and then just thinly slice to make a warmed carpaccio recipe.

You can use a New York Steak or a Beef Tenderloin - or whatever tender cut of meat you prefer to use in a Tagliata di Manzo recipe.


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