Carpaccio di Vitello con Lattuga "Mache", Cumquat Trittate, Asparagi Verdi e Parmigiano
Carpaccio with Mache, Diced Cumquats, Asparagus and Parmesan
get a lot of people telling me they don't know how to cook... which is
fine- I don't know how to fly a plane. We don't all have to be able to
do everything! But you need to eat and I need to be able to fly to the
USA! So here is a dish that needs no cooking- meaning you have now got
Fresh and light and delicious- this great
carpaccio recipe doesn't take but a few minutes to make and yet I am
sure if you serve this up to your friends or family, you will have
something to talk about for quite a while...
asparagus was incredibly tender, as you can see in the photographs- so I
decided to serve that up raw as well as the beef. With a carpaccio, it
is all about the combination of the flavors and the dressing you use.
And maybe a little trick or two. So in this case, we simply lay out the
beef first and then set our mache decoratively on top of it.
finely chop a couple of cumquats, add a little bit of grated garlic and
grated ginger, some salt, pepper and a little honey. Stir well and
allow 10-15 minutes at least for the flavors to combine and infuse
Sprinkle the finely chopped cumquat on top, then
add a few stalks of asparagus and the slices of parmesan, some salt,
pepper and a little olive oil... easy! A tiny trickle of honey and a few
drops of orange juice are the finishing touches and you are ready to
serve... and just to think- you didn't have to cook a single thing!