Nigella Lawson's Tagliata for Two

"Nigella made this today on The Chew, 2/11/13"
photo by Djula G. photo by Djula G.
photo by Djula G.
Ready In:
1 steak




  • Heat a grill pan, or cast-iron or heavy non-stick frying pan.
  • In a small dish that can take the steak snugly later, combine the extra-virgin olive oil, red pepper flakes, dried oregano, salt, and red wine vinegar. Oil the steak lightly and put it in the hot pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side, then remove it to the dish of spicy marinade and sit the cooked steak for 2 minutes a side in the dish. Your steak will be rare, but that's the way it's meant to be.
  • Remove the steeped steak to a board, ready for slicing, and while it sits there, arrange the cherry tomatoes, cut-side down, in the marinade dish. Cut the steak into thin slices on the diagonal and arrange on a serving dish or 2 dinner plates.
  • Smoosh the tomatoes around in the marinade, then pour them, and the marinade, over the ribbons of meat. Add a few leaves of fresh oregano, if you can get them, and serve immediately.

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  1. Becky in Wisconsin
    I have made this recipe quite often since I seen it aired on the Chew. It is fabulous!!! Great flavors. I have omitted the cherry tomatoes before. And I like to cook my steak just a little bit longer than suggested. I still like it pink inside, just not rare. All in all, a great recipe!! Thanks for sharing Kerena.
  2. SueOO
    What a great little recipe. Steak was wonderful & tender. Love the "suace". I have made this several times now & have also grated a garlic clove into the oil. I served it on a bed of rocket for additional pepperiness.
  3. maryfeq
    My husband suggested to make this for Valentines day after he heard it from NPR "An Italian-Inspired Valentine's Feast From 'Nigellissima'" ... I have made it about 4x since. It's now my go-to recipe for steak. Simple but very flavorful. I like to eat it with arugula, using the sauce/drippings as dressing.


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