Sunday, August 16, 2009

Beef Carpaccio

Beef is considered to be holy in parts of India, being a globalised country there are vast changes that are keeping us in tune with the rest of the world. Here is one of a kind appetizer that is well known in the western countries but has found it's way to our beautiful India. Being a huge fan of beef myself, I would say this is a wonderful treat.


453 gms Beef, tenderloin or flank steak
250 gms Baby Arugula, large stems removed
120 gms Parmesan Cheese
Balsamic Vinegar, aged


Heat up a small skillet with a tablespoon of oil. Briefly sear the beef on all sides. You want the outside of the beef to brown, but the inside should remain very rare.
Place the beef on a plate and put in the freezer for 15 minutes. This will make it easier to slice. Slice the chilled beef as thin as possible against the grain.
On chilled plates, place the sliced beef, arrange in a round fashion and place a small handful of arugula in the center. Shave some Parmesan over the beef. Drizzle a teaspoon or so of balsamic vinegar over the whole thing and serve.


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