Seared Beef Carpaccio


This dish is simple to make and only requires a few ingredients, but the result is an impressive and elegant dish. Carpaccio is usually made with raw beef, but in this recipe the beef is seared briefly to give it a little more flavor and texture. It is thinly sliced and served with a dressing made with olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. You can also add some Parmesan cheese to the dish if you like. It is best to serve this dish immediately after making it.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (450 grams) beef tenderloin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup (25 grams) Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)

Method

  1. Trim the beef of any fat or sinew and slice it as thinly as possible. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the beef and sear for just a few seconds per side, until browned. You do not want to cook the beef, just brown it.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and Parmesan cheese (if using).
  4. Arrange the beef slices on a plate and drizzle with the dressing. Serve immediately.

Potential changes & improvements

If you want to, you can add some other ingredients to the dressing, such as a teaspoon of Dijon mustard or a tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs. You could also serve the carpaccio with a salad of mixed greens.

What other food it works well with

This dish goes well with a simple green salad and some crusty bread.

Common Mistakes

The most common mistake people make when making carpaccio is not slicing the beef thinly enough. It is important to slice it as thinly as possible so that it will be tender and melt in your mouth. Another mistake is overcooking the beef. Remember, you just want to sear it quickly on the outside, not cook it all the way through.

Nutritional Information

This dish is high in protein and low in carbohydrates. It is also relatively low in calories, especially if you omit the Parmesan cheese from the dressing. It does not contain any significant amounts of dietary fiber, vitamins, or minerals.

Allergens

This dish contains beef, lemon juice, and garlic. It may also contain traces of other allergens, depending on the ingredients used in the dressing.


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