August 11, 2009

Tuscan Steak

Tuscan Steak

Is it really Tuscan? No, but it has flavors I think of when I think of Tuscany: lemon, rosemary, olive oil.

Tuscan Steak MiseThis is a simple preparation. Rub olive oil into the steak, then sprinkle on some freshly ground pepper (I used a blend of tellicherry black, malabar white, and pink peppercorns), sea salt, rosemary (fresh from the garden, of course), and lemon zest. Be sure to season both sides. Let rest for 30 minutes or so, then grill.

After the steak has grilled to your desired degree of doneness, let it rest for five minutes or so. I used that time to step out to the garden, select a couple of tomatoes, rinse them off, and slice them. I finished the steak by drizzling some Villa Manodori balsamic vinegar on it.

The tomatoes were dressed with a bit of Villa Manodori extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and then dusted with a hint of Fleur de Sel. I added a bit of Black Jack Cheese from Scott "Dominic" Catino to round out an excellent meal.

6 comments:

  1. Isn't the simplest of spices usually the best, I mean how can you go wrong with rosemary, lemon, s&p. I think I will make this tomorrow, maybe try it with lamb at some point.

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  2. You're right, simple combinations are usually the best. A bit of garlic would have been nice as well. I think it will be an excellent combination with lamb.

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  3. Simple ingredients are always the best. There's no excuse that people can still cook at home without compromising flavor and nutrition. Thanks for this combination

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  4. As a Florentine first then Tuscan and at the end Italian ;) I can say that's what "Italian cuisine" is... few ingredients and simple flavours. But can you really talk about Italian cuisine? I would say "no" because there are so many regional and local cuisine in Italy... too many!

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  5. Christopher MillsMay 11, 2010 at 8:13 AM

    Beef steak has always been my all time favorite dish and i am always looking for some new recipes that has steak as the main ingredient.,';

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  6. hi Gareth, You are so right ! There is nothing like Tuscan Steak, but we can imagine we are in Tuscany if we use the best simplest ingredients like they do in Italy. 
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