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    Florentine Style Steak -- Bistecca Alla Fiorentina

    Florentine Style Steak -- Bistecca Alla Fiorentina. Photo by PaulaG

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    Total Time:

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    35 mins

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    15 mins

    PaulaG's Note:

    My DD and SIL had their honeymoon in Italy in December. For a gift to her father, she sent 2 wonderful porterhouse steaks and a fabulous menu complete with recipes so that we could share Italy with them.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Remove the steaks from the refrigerator, rinse under water, pat dry with paper towels and allow to sit at room temperature 30 minutes before cooking.
    2. 2
      Put the fatback, garlic and rosemary into a food processor and blend until it is the consistency of toothpaste.
    3. 3
      Rub the fat mixture evenly over the meat and season with coarse salt and fresh ground pepper.
    4. 4
      Use a hot, clean, oiled grill and grill the steaks for about 5 to 6 minutes on each side for medium rare.
    5. 5
      The fillet will cook a little faster than the strip loin. Move the steaks frequently, approximately every 2 minutes or so, for even cooking and a crispy exterior.
    6. 6
      When the steaks are cooked, take them off the grill and allow to rest for 5 to 7 minutes. The resting allows the blood to circulate and distributes the juices evenly.
    7. 7
      Serve and enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 04, 2011

      55

      I made this with a NY strip steak (thin sliced). I just had to adjust the cooking time. The flavors complement the steak perfectly. Goes with everything. Made for ZWT 7 Italy.

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    • on May 26, 2011

      55

      Delicious! We really enjoyed this steak. Made for ZWT 2011. We will definitely make this again!

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    • on June 10, 2008

      55

      An outstanding recipe made on the grill. I cut back on the fatback to 6 oz but it still made a decent paste. Oh the garlic cloves!! Wonderful on the steaks!! Made for ZWT 4 Fancy Feinschmeckers

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    Nutritional Facts for Florentine Style Steak -- Bistecca Alla Fiorentina

    Serving Size: 1 (354 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 855.5
     
    Calories from Fat 567
    66%
    Total Fat 63.1 g
    97%
    Saturated Fat 25.2 g
    126%
    Cholesterol 217.7 mg
    72%
    Sodium 182.1 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 3.3 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 64.5 g
    129%

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    pork fatback

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