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Beef Carpaccio

Carpaccio is a delicacy of thinly-sliced beef - and it's actually named the bright-red color used by Italian painter. This is an incredibly easy dish to make, but it's a sophisticated appetizer that should be savored!

Take it all up a notch by using Italian truffle salt in place of regular salt, if you wish! It gives the meat a rich flavor that makes it feel even more gourmet. 

Beef Carpaccio

Beef Carpaccio

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Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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  • 1 (10-ounce) piece beef tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or truffle salt
  • 2 cups lightly packed fresh arugula or fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2-ounce shaved Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Tie the beef tenderloin with kitchen twine to help maintain its shape, then freeze the tenderloin until frozen (this ensures that the center stays rare when cooking a small piece of meat). Then, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a heavy small skillet over high heat. Rub the frozen beef with salt and pepper. Add the beef to the hot skillet and sear on all sides, about 4 minutes total (the beef will be just barely seared on the outside but will remain rare). Freeze the beef until it is almost frozen, about 1 hour (this makes it easier to cut into very thin slices). Using a large sharp carving knife, slice the beef as thinly as possible. Arrange the arugula and Parmesan shavings on a serving platter and lay the beef slices on top. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.

  2. Alternative: Use 6 ounces of thinly-sliced bresaola instead of the tenderloin. Do not cook the bresaola. Serve it as you would the tenderloin, above.



Nutrition Serving Size
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
1 grams
10 grams
16 grams
Saturated Fat
5 grams
40 milligrams
168 milligrams
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