Ramblings on Passions, the Palate, Wine, Food, Travel, Italy and Other, Sometimes Irreverant, Things that Make up La Bella Vita
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Tagliata or Grilled Steak Over Arugula
One of our favorite recipes (year-round) is "Tagliata" or grilled steak cut over arugula. Tagliata in Italian means "cut". This recipe is so simple and is perfect for a quick dinner for two or for a whole dinner party. We like to use Sirloin or Top Sirloin, grill it to medium-rare. Cut the grilled steak into 1/4" to 1/2" slices over a bed of arugula that has been drizzled with high-quality olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Place the cut steak pieces on top, along with its juices and add shaved parmigiano reggiano to the top.
This dish can be enjoyed with a wide variety of wines from Rose' to a heavy-bodied red. I last enjoyed this with a 1999 Costanti Brunello and it was fabulous. Buon appetito!
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I am many different people.
I own Passionate Palate Tours, a tour company dedicated to helping people experience the real Italy through travel, food and wine. I lead small groups, or custom design individual or small group travels in bella Italia. Besides that, I am a wife, dog lover, yoga practitioner and teacher, daughter, sister, friend, walker, runner, hiker, meditator, photographer, writer, reader, seeker, cook, traveler, camper and dreamer.