Beef carpaccio is a very popular modern Italian appetizer that can double as a light meal. I first had carpaccio in a small restaurant in Paris and have been making it at home ever since. Cooking time is freezing time. From Alton Brown.
Lots of sauteed yellow squash in this rich, carbonara-inspired sauce offsets the indulgent bacon topping. Parmesan can stand in for the Asiago cheese, if you like. Recipe from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food.