Bistecca Alla Fiorentina

This is the quintessential cut of steak when you are in the region of Tuscany.


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Bistecca Alla Fiorentina

Servings


Ingredients
  • 4 T-Bone steaks 3 cm to 4 cm thick 1 to 1.2 kg each
  • Profumo di Chianti
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to drizzle

Profumo di Chianti
  • 200 gm Sea salt
  • 5 gm Rosemary
  • 5 gm Sage
  • 5 gm Thyme
  • 3 gm bay leaves
  • 5 gm Fennel Pollen
  • 12 Juniper Berries

Green Beans Anchovy
  • 1 kg Baby Green Beans
  • 60 gm Anchovy Fillets
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sea
  • salt

Servings


Ingredients
  • 4 T-Bone steaks 3 cm to 4 cm thick 1 to 1.2 kg each
  • Profumo di Chianti
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to drizzle

Profumo di Chianti
  • 200 gm Sea salt
  • 5 gm Rosemary
  • 5 gm Sage
  • 5 gm Thyme
  • 3 gm bay leaves
  • 5 gm Fennel Pollen
  • 12 Juniper Berries

Green Beans Anchovy
  • 1 kg Baby Green Beans
  • 60 gm Anchovy Fillets
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sea
  • salt


Instructions
T-Bones
  1. Bring Steaks to room temperature. Season the T-bones with the Profumo di Chianti and place onto a hot char grill allow the meat to seal well before turning them.

  2. Turn T-bone upright on grill for 4 or 5 minutes to allow heat to transfer through the bone.

  3. Continue cooking until a rich crust has formed and steaks are cooked to medium rare. Approximately 15 to 20 minutes cooking time.

  4. Rest steaks off the heat for 10 minutes before returning to the grill for a quick flash.

Profumo di Chianti
  1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth and green.

  2. Keep any left-over seasoning in an airtight container or jar for future use.

Green Beans Anchovy
  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil, season with salt.

  2. Top the green beans.

  3. Cook the green beans in the salted boiling water until just cooked about 2 to 3 minutes then strain. Place the green beans into a large enough bowl and dress with extra virgin olive oil, anchovy fillets, salt and pepper toss to mix and serve.

To Serve
  1. Slice steaks, season with salt flakes and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.

  2. Serve with green beans with anchovies.