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!


sognatrice said...

I just had a version of this for the first time at our favorite local restaurant the other night; tasted like there was some fresh lemon juice squeezed on the arugula as well.

Delicious :)

The Passionate Palate said...

Thank you Sognatrice. You are lucky you live in a place where your local restaurant serves this! Lemon is tasty with this, too, however, it gets a little in the way when drinking red wine with this dish. So, if using lemon, choose a rose' or a very light and fruity red wine. Yes, I am always thinking about wine!