Fancy Weeknight Steak Tagliata [Recipe]
An easy recipe that you can make for a fancy feeling weeknight dinner or during a dinner party!
  • 1 8oz steak per person (aim for 1.5-inch thickness)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil (1tbsp for pan, 4 tbsp for dressing)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Arugula
  • Pint of Cherry or Grape tomatoes
  • Parmigiano Reggiano (shaved)
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Salt and pepper steaks generously. If you can let them rest for an hour to brine, do so. Otherwise, pop them cold into the hot pan.
  3. Heat 1tbsp olive oil and butter in a cast iron skillet over high heat until butter is foaming & a drop of water in the pan crackles.
  4. Decrease heat to medium high & place steaks in the pan, leaving space between each. No touching!
  5. Set a timer & let steaks sear for 5 minutes. Then flip & sear for another 5.
  6. Transfer the pan to your pre-heated oven for 3 minutes to have 1.5inch steaks cooked to medium. When cooked to your liking, remove from oven and put the steaks to rest on a plate or cutting board while you make the dressing.
  7. To the hot pan full of drippings, add Add 1Tbsp cold water, then vinegar, and then the rest of the salad dressing ingredients. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the pan to release all the delicious browned bits of steak.
  8. Transfer dressing to a glass measuring cup or mug and whisk.
  9. Plate the salad: arugula, tomatoes, sliced steak then parmesan shavings. Drizzle with dressing and enjoy!
  10. Note: I like my tomatoes roasted. Pop them on a baking sheet with a bit of EVOO and let them roast while the steaks cook!
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