Arugula, by the way, is called rughetta in Roman dialect, hence the name of the dish. But you will also find it called straccetti di manzo con la rucola, since rucola is the standard Italian word for arugula. In Italy it grows wild all over the place and has always been considered a poor man’s green. Funny to think that in some circles in the US it is seen as an ‘elitist’ vegetable! Arugula has a nature affinity with beef, and can also be found in one of my favorite ways of grilling steak called tagliata. (See my early post on an Italian cookout).
- Carpaccio (memoriediangelina.com)