Olive Garden Bistecca Alla Fiorentina

Total Time
36mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 16 mins

Also known as the Tuscan T-Bone Steak, this recipe is from the files of the Riserva di Fizzano and the Rocca delle Macie Winery - Olive Gardens Italian Partners. Made this for a Tag Game. This is how steak is supposed to taste!! The garlic and rosemary combination just adds to the succulent flavors of the steak itself. They pair very well and I highly recommend this dish to everyone who loves steak.

Directions

  1. Bring the steak to room temperature. Let the garlic and the tips of the rosemary sit in the olive oil for at least 1/2 hour.
  2. Build a fire in a charcoal grill or hearth and let it burn down until the embers glow red; alternatively, pre-heat a gas grill with all burners on high, or pre-heat a ridged cast-iron grilling skillet on a high flame on your stovetop.
  3. Pat the steak dry with paper towels and place it alongside the heat source, on an adjacent table or counter top, for about 10 to 15 minutes to warm the meat. Sprinkle about 3/4 of the salt on top of the steak and place on the grill for about 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Flip the steak, and using the rosemary sprigs as a brush, baste the cooked side with the garlic-infused olive oil, using all but a tablespoon or two of the oil. Sprinkle remaining salt on top and continue to grill for about 6-8 minutes.
  5. Flip the steak again. Brush with the remaining olive oil, grind black pepper over it to taste, and remove the meat from the grill.
  6. Let the steak rest for about 8-10 minutes, lightly tented with aluminum foil and kept close to the heat. Slice, following the grain of the meat, and serve with lemon wedges.