Recipe: Beef and Date Carpaccio with Goat’s Cheese, Dill and Capers

Recipe: Beef and Date Carpaccio with Goat’s Cheese, Dill and Capers

Owner and head chef of Melbourne’s beloved Anatolian eatery Lezzet, Kemal Barut, shares his recipe for beef and date carpaccio

 TessF  on 18 Dec '18

Recipe courtesy Lezzat, Melbourne

Serves: 2


For the carpaccio:

  • 320g rib-eye fillet
  • 2 freshly ground black peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

For the date mousse:

  • 500g pitted dates, soaked in hot water for 30 min and strained
  • 50g goat’s cheese
  • 50g capers

For the Turkish-style salsa verde:

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced finely
  • 1 red onion, diced finely
  • 10 chives, chopped finely
  • 1 bunch dill, washed and chopped finely
  • 1 bunch coriander, washed and chopped finely

For the spice mix:

Lightly roast the following and crush together:

  • 50g cumin seeds
  • 50g ground black pepper
  • 50g sumac
  • 50g fennel seeds
  • 50g black and/or white sesame seeds
  • 50g chilli flakes


To make the carpaccio:

  1. Heat a pan on high, adding 1 tbsp olive oil, and sear the rib-eye on all sides.
  2. Once cooled, rub the rib-eye with oil and then rub in the spice mix. Wrap in cling film and freeze for a minimum of 2 hours. When mostly frozen, remove the cling film and slice the beef as thinly as you can.

To make the date mousse:

  1. Combine the pre-soaked, strained dates and the goat’s cheese in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Separately fry the capers in 1 tbsp olive oil.

To make the Turkish-style salsa verde:

  1. Combine the chopped pepper, onion, chives, dill and coriander with the remaining oil.

To serve:

  1. On a large plate, spread out the beef slices, place a small dollop of the date mouse in the centre, sprinkle the capers around and then drizzle over the Turkish-style salsa verde.

For more awesome recipes like this, like Foodie on Facebook

This post was created by a Foodie community contributor, where anyone can post their opinions and thoughts. Views represented are not affiliated with Foodie or our Partners. =)