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Steak and Arugula Crostini

Steak and Arugula Crostini

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ingredients

  • 1 large baguette, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbs. (approximately) olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp. finely chopped fresh sage (optional)
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • 2 lbs. boneless tenderloin, strip, rib-eye, or sirloin, each 1-inch thick, trimmed
  • 1 Tbs. favorite grill rub (or salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste)
  • 1 bag (5 oz.) arugula, chopped
  • chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley for garnish

directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Brush bread slices lightly with oil on both sides. Arrange in a single layer on baking sheets. Bake, turning once, until crisp and golden, about 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. (Toasts can be made up to two days in advance; store in a cookie tin, and re-crisp in a hot oven.)

Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbs. oil in a large skillet. Add onion; cook, stirring, until nicely golden, about 10 minutes. Add vinegar, sage and sugar; cook 1 minute. Cool. (Refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Coat steaks generously with rub. Arrange on a rack set over broiler pan. Broil, 6 inches from the heat source, turning once, until rare, about 8 minutes (or about 10 minutes for medium-rare. You can also grill the steaks over direct heat. Cool steaks to warm and slice thinly. (Can leave steaks whole for up to 2 hours, then slice to serve.)

To assemble, top toasts with arugula, steak slices and a dollop of onions. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutritional Information, per serving

Calories: 96; Fat: 3g (Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: ; Polyunsaturated Fat: ); Protein: 7g; Carbs: 9g; Fiber: 0g; Cholesterol: 14mg; Iron: ; Sodium: 131m; Calcium: .

Note: Nutritional information is approximate.

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recipe type

Appetizers

source

Chicago Tribune

yield

30

difficulty

2222

tips

Choosing an Olive Oil
If a recipe calls for olive oil, you may substitute extra virgin olive oil; but if it calls for extra virgin olive oil, we do not suggest substituting any other type of olive oil.