Recipe Date: February 1st, 2021
Measurements: Imperial (US)
Bistecca Alla Fiorentina (Florentine-Style Beef Steak)
From Flapper Press
In the 16th Century, the Piazza San Lorenzo served as an international crossroads in Florance, Italy. When the English knights visited the Piazza, they would express their appreciation of the Florentine Streak shouting “beef steak,” influencing the Florentines naming the meat “bistecca.” This hearty steak, typically the T-Bone of a cow, is grilled over charcoal for a caramelized outside with a rare and juicy inside.*
- 1 Porterhouse steak, cut 2-3 inches thick, 3-3.5 pounds
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Coarse salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- 2-4 sprigs of rosemary (optional, for serving)
- Lemon wedges (optional, for serving)
Prepare your grill, with coals or wood embers. Using an electric grill or cast-iron griddle would work as well.
Heat the surface of the grill. Place the Porterhouse steak standing on the bone to warm the interior and soften the fat fiber. Continue for about 15 minutes.
Now heat the grill to a very high temperature. Place the steak on its’ side for 5 minutes without moving the meat. The meat should roast without burning and come away with beautiful grill markings.
When the meat is done to your liking, remove it from the grill and let it rest for about 15 minutes in a warm place for the juices to settle.
Carve the filet and strip the steaks off the bone. Slice each steak against the grain and place on a serving platter with lemons, rosemary, and salt.
Serves: 3-4 People | Cook Time: 25 min
Enjoy and cheers!
Wine Pairing – Il Barone or Cabernet Sauvignon
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