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Rec: Tuscan-Style Steak with Arugula and Parmesan
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Posted to Thread #5437 at 6:10 pm on Jan 23, 2007
Tuscan-Style Steak with Arugula and Parmesan
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 medium cloves garlic, minced OR pressed through a garlic press (about 2 tsp)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
Salt and coarsely ground black pepper
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
4 boneless strip steaks, 1 to 1-1/4 inches thick (8 to 10 oz each), trimmed of exterior gristle and patted dried with paper towels (sometimes I use rib-eye steaks)
8 cups loosely packed arugula, washed and dried
3 ounces Parmesan cheese, cut into thin shavings
Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, oregano and a pinch each of salt and pepper in a small bowl until smooth; set aside.
Heat vegetable oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat until smoking. Meanwhile, season steaks liberally with salt and pepper. Lay steaks in pan and cook, without moving, until a well-browned crust forms, about 5 to 6 minutes. Using tongs, flip steaks. Reduce heat to medium. Cook 3 to 4 minutes more for rare (120 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer), or 5 to 6 minutes for medium-rare (125 degrees F). Transfer steaks to a cutting board, tent with foil, and let rest 5 minutes.
Divide arugula evenly among 4 individual plates. Cut each steak crosswise into thin strips and arrange steak over arugula. Drizzle any juices that collected from the meat over the greens. Re-whisk dressing and drizzle it over steak and greens. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
Source: Cook’s Illustrated newsletter from The Quick Recipe.
CI note: High-quality extra-virgin olive oil in particular can make a huge different in the flavor of a dish such as this simple steak recipe. Using the best olive oil and Parmesan cheese you can find makes this 30-minute recipe a succulent, attractive dish that is appropriate for a variety of occasions. The greens may be washed and dried up to a day ahead of time, but the vinaigrette should be made the same day for the best flavor. If the arugula is very mature, tear the leaves into 2 or 3 pieces. Serve a crusty loaf of bread alongside to soak up any remaining vinaigrette and juices from the steak.
Pat’s note: Delicious and so quick to prepare. Seasoned rib-eye steaks and grilled them. Grilled zucchini, crookneck, Japanese eggplant, bell pepper and onion were great accompaniments along with grilled corn on the cob.
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- Rec: Tuscan-Style Steak with Arugula and Parmesan - Pat-NoCal - 6:10pm on 01/23/07
- I had this exact dish in Florence, on my one too-short stay there. Thanks for the recipe! [NT] - Joe - 11:00pm on 01/23/07
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