If you love meat then for sure you can appreciate a serving of grilled steak. Can you imagine sinking your teeth in the soft juicy meat and then tasting the perfect charred goodness and the sweet savory marinade. If you are looking for a twist for this classic dish though then you should try the way the Italians do it.
Those people know how to cook. And they seem to know how to turn simple recipes into unforgettable fares worthy of a five-star restaurant. Italian grilled t-bone steaks or what is known as bistecca alla florentina is one of those dishes that are worth traveling to Italy for. But what’s the difference between regular grilled t-bone steaks and Italian-style grilled t-bone steaks? It’s all in the preparation.
The good news is, you don’t have to travel thousands of miles just to be able to taste this dish. You can actually prepare it yourself. But you need to have the right ingredients. So what do you need to have the perfect Italian-style grilled t-bone steak? First of all you need goo t-bone steaks. Get ones that around a pound each and are 1 1/2 inch thick. Italians actually use different cuts of meat but t-bones are just perfect for this recipe. But as mentioned earlier, the magic is in the way the meat is prepared.
Apart from the meat, you also need garlic, olive oil, balsamic cream, salt and pepper. All you need to do is to rub all of these ingredients to the meat. Make sure that you cover the meat evenly so you will get an even flavor. The next step is the actual grilling.
They say that grilling is an art. If you are unsure about your grilling skills, then you may want to hand over the responsibility to someone who is more skilled and experienced. Or you can learn how to do it yourself, for example grill2day have tips and trix on how grill like a pro. They also list the best gas grill reviews 2015. Make sure that the grill is preheated before you use it. During the actual grilling be sure to rotate the steak 90 degrees halfway through the cooking on both sides. If you want medium rare steak, then be sure to grill each side for 6 to 8 minutes.
There is still one more thing to do after you have finished grilling the steak. After transferring the steak to a platter let it rest for five minutes. Do not forget to serve the steak with a slice of lemon because that is how they do it in Italy.
Now you can enjoy your Italian-style grilled t-bone steak.