Natalie has teamed up with her good friend and chef Tracey Black, owner of Epicuria, a retail fine food store and full service caterer in Ottawa. Together, they’ve got you covered with a terrific grilled steak recipe and some robust red wines, whether it’s for Father’s Day or other barbecues this summer.
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Cheers and Bon Appetit!
Grilled Steak with Arugula, Tomato and Balsamic Vinaigrette: Serves 6
- 3 strip loin steaks – 1 inch thick
- ½ lb baby arugula
- 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper
To prepare the vinaigrette, simply shake the ingredients in a sealed container. Layer arugula and tomatoes on a platter or individual plates.
Bring steaks to room temperature and preheat grill to high. Brush steaks with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill each side for 4 minutes (for medium rare with internal temperature 130-135oF) and let rest for 5 minutes.
Slice the steak along the short side and place on top of arugula. Drizzle approximately 1 oz vinaigrette per serving on steak and serve.
Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz 2008
Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
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