Prepare Perfect Italian-Style Grilled T-Bone Steaks

Italian-Style Grilled T-Bone Steak

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.

Grilled Pepper Panzanella

 

grilled Panzanella

One of the most popular salads in Italy is Panzanella. Originally from Tuscany, it is a very popular dish during the summer. It is easy to make, economical, very healthy, lasts for days, and it is delicious.

 
The Panzanella salad, also called Panmolle, dates back to the 16th century when the Italian poet Bronzino wrote about a mix of toast, onions, and cucumbers with oil and vinegar. It was until the 20th century when that list of ingredients, with added tomatoes, became the description of the salad with the name of Panzanella.

 
In Tuscany, people pay special attention to the ingredients used to prepare the Panzanella Salad. They start with Tuscan bread and continue with onion, fresh basil, tomato, wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. But this is not the only way to prepare it. There are many other variations that are equally delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare. Some ingredients that have been added over the years include anchovies, capers, boiled eggs, and cheese.

 
One popular variation of this salad is called Grilled Pepper Panzanella. It has a delicious smoky flavor from the grilled peppers and the grilled bread used in it. It is ideal for lunch or for a light dinner with some fish or chicken added.

 

 
To prepare this salad you will need:

 
2 cups of cherry tomatoes

1/4 chopped basil1 medium clove of garlic

1 tbs lemon juice

1/4 virgin olive oil

3 bell peppers, you choose the colorbread, preferably one day oldsalt and ground pepper

 

 
Heat the grill to 450 F (235 C). Cut the peppers in quarters and brush them with olive oil. Season them with salt and pepper. Also, cut the bread into large pieces and brush them with olive oil as well.
Grill the peppers for about 5 minutes. Flip them and grill for 2 more minutes or until they are crisp-tender. Also, grill the bread until it is toasted on both sides.
After the peppers and the bread are ready, cut the bread in cubes (or any size you prefer) and the peppers in small pieces and put them in a bowl. Add the cherry tomatoes and the fresh basil.
In another bowl put the remaining olive oil, the garlic (previously minced), the lemon juice, salt and pepper, and whisk them together. Then add them to the salad and toss. If needed, add more salt and pepper.
Let the salad stand for about 20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

 

 
Serve and enjoy!

The Grilled Pepper Panzanella salad is a healthy choice without sacrificing taste nor flavor. With only 190 calories and 0 cholesterol, there is no reason not to enjoy this delicious Italian dish any day of the week.

Grilled Fairy Tale Eggplant

The fairy tale eggplant is an exquisite little eggplant with tender skin and very few seeds. It is rather uncommon, and yet readily available especially in the fresh farmers’ markets. It is not only sweet as a fresh fruit and food, but can also serve as an appetizer if you know how to prepare it.

Like many other fresh foods, the fairy tale eggplant is very healthy and appealing to those who are conscious of their diet. Grilling your foods is healthy for most of the time since it preserves the essential nutrients in the food.

 

 

Grilled fairy tale egg plant

For the fairy tale eggplant, you may notice that grilling will ensure that you get all the nutrients that you need from the eggplant while also enjoying a great and unique taste. You can enjoy the grilled fairy tale eggplant in a number of ways. It can be an appetizer, to get your palate ready for a variety of other indulgences.

You could also opt to grill it with potatoes and other vegetables, along with tomatoes and some onions for effect. Here, it is not only about indulging in just your palate, but also filling your body with the right nutrients.

Next time you are at the local farmer’s market, you may want to consider buying these little beauties for your cooking adventures; and if you are not into kitchen activities, you can always look for hotels in your locality that offer this particular delicacy as a specialty.

The fairy tale eggplant is especially common in summer when the farmers’ markets are bursting with colors. Its delicate nature also ensures that very few people recognize it, thus making it a rare treat that your family and friends are likely to thank you for. All you have to remember is that if it is a fresh fruit or vegetable, it is good for your health.