Beef carpaccio is an elegant dish that can be served as a starter. It can also be served for a sit-down meal or as a great dinner entry. The secret to authentic beef carpaccio is to use the right spices, fish sauce and saffron. Using these things will help to achieve the authentic flavor. In this article, I will share some of the best spices to use to create a wonderful dish at home.
Use Garlic Powder: Since you will be using some salt to season your meat use garlic powder. This will make it extra flavorful. Add the garlic powder before you start cooking to make sure your spices won’t get lost in the process.
While in the kitchen, sprinkle on the spice and toss into the crockpot. Do not forget to remove the clove or a large piece of garlic before you seal up the lid. Cook the meat over low heat and enjoy!
Fish Sauce: I love to add in some fish sauce to my beef carpaccio and other Italian recipes. There are several recipes for you to try. One is to use sherry which is a dark red wine that is very spicy, just like the real Italian food.
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Authentic Italian recipes often use barbecue sauce so when you can just use the barbecue sauce in the beginning.
Instead of salsas, try using pesto and you’ll have an authentic recipe that you can add to the sauce to add more flavor. Once you get comfortable with what you’re using in your cooking, you’ll learn that there are many recipes for you to try.
Once you have your authentic recipe of course, it’s time to put it all together for your Carpaccio. Your fish will need to be dried first and then filleted, then sliced and then cooked until it is medium-rare.
How To Make Beef Carpaccio
Once you have the fish sliced then take a tablespoon of olive oil and place a slice of beef on each piece of paper. Place the cut side of each piece of meat under the paper so it is covered.
After that you need to wrap a slice of onion around the fish about an inch from the fish and then set the lid on top of the fish and the crockpot lid. You can steam your fish if you’d like. Just remember to set the steam setting to high because the fish will cook for about four hours.
Now you have your beef carpaccio, now it’s time to bake it. It’s important to watch the temperature in the oven because you don’t want it to burn. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and let the fish bake for about two hours.
When the time is up, remove the fish and pieces of onion and set them on a baking sheet to finish cooling down. You can now take the crockpot out of the refrigerator and try to open the lid but it’s too hard. So I suggest you just leave it inside the refrigerator until it’s time to serve.
Then sprinkle the fish with a small amount of salt and set it aside for five minutes before you turn it onto its side to allow the salt to penetrate the meat. Remember that the larger the fish the longer it will take to come back out.
Enjoy your carpaccio but please remember that the real taste is found in the fish and the spices. If you want to learn more about the Italian recipes available click here!