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Steak done right

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    Posted: 15 September 2010 at 23:19
Made an excursion to Mazzaros (Italian Market) yesterday got some stuff and was inspired to create an Italian style steak dinner.

First up is a fine Strip steak. (aka. new york strip) I read or heard some time ago that a Tuscan style of grilling such a steak included grilling it, slicing thin, topping with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt and a nice squeeze of lemon.Whether this is authentic or not I am not sure. (If not Italians should jump on it and claim it for it is brilliantly good) I modified this by marinating the Steak in Olive oil, Salt (I found a nice Sicilian Sea Salt at the market), Black Pepper and fresh Rosemary. A fine cut of meat should not be drowned in heavy marinades. This simple marinade respects the meat and enhances it rather then overwhelm and cover.


Once ready I got the veggies prepped. A couple good tomatoes, a bunch of scallions and a few chiles. I also had a nice Pugliese loaf. I sliced this on the bias. Brushed with oil and grilled. Once it was finished I moved the bread to the warming rack and topped with a slice of Lardo. This was my first time trying Lardo and I am in love.


All that remains is for the steak to be perfectly grilled. So far its looking righteous.


Loving the grill marks.


The completed plate. Finished the steak with a squeeze of grilled lemon and fantastic sea salt.
The tomatoes became part of a simple salad with fresh basil and chunks of a fresh mozzarella that had been made hours prior at Mazzaros. Incredible cheese!!!!!!!! A nice drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and some more sea salt.

Top with the other grilled veggies and bread. Dinner is served.
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A delicious looking meal! The veggies are grilled nicely, and I'd be happy with just the bread. I've never tried Lardo myself, but I guess I'll have to put it on the list now.
Go ahead...play with your food!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2010 at 14:45
Beautifully done V! Love that grilled lemon, my wife and I really enjoy it that way- brings out the flavours and juice. You sure did justice to the steak and the entire meal, thanks for sharing!
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