March 25th, 2008

A Taste of the Old Country

I am an Italian food junkie. Are you?

If so, you’ll like this recipe using Kansas City Strips, extra virgin olive oil and rustic Italian bread.

My mouth is watering just thinking about it.


Steak Florentine
(Serves 4)

4 10 oz. K.C. Strip Steaks
4 Lemons
Four slices rustic Italian bread
Extra Virgin Olive Oil of excellent quality
Sea Salt of excellent quality
Ground Black Pepper

Season both sides of the strips with salt and pepper and grill over high heat, to medium.  About six minutes per side, rotating a quarter turn every three minutes to create the cross-hatch grill marks.  While the steaks are cooking, grill the bread until toasted on both sides and set aside.  Slice the lemons, discarding the ends, leaving three thick slices per steak, grill these these until you get nice grill marks on each side, about two minutes.  Remove the steaks from the grill and let rest five minutes.  Slice each steak with your knife at a 45 degree angle from the cutting board and fan the steak on top of the crusty bread.  Sprinkle the sea salt onto the meat and drizzle with the olive oil.  Squeeze three lemon slices on top of each steak and place the lemon on top as garnish and serve.

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