February 22, 2023 2 min read
We've got some great Fiorentina steaks on offer and they're best cooked simply, and perhaps served with some crispy potatoes and why not try a tangy Salsa Verde on the side. Use this link to buy your steaks.
The steak is basically a fat T-bone steak, normally served quite rare and ideally cooked on a BBQ, but it's perfectly good in a pan.
Traditionally a Tuscan recipe, bistecca fiorentina, you can cook it as simply as you like.
Allow the steak to come to room temperature, heat a pan until it's medium-hot, season the steak well, brush it with some olive oil, put some garlic cloves and herbs into the pan and seal the steak, use tongs to hold the fat onto the heat to render it and cook for around 6 - 8 minutes each side depending on how you like it. Let it rest before serving and carve it into slices or just tuck in!
A Salsa Verde is basically a 'green sauce', with a lot of fresh herbs, garlic, and capers, or gherkins and anchovies to give it some tang, with a little vinegar and a good olive oil. There are lots of different versions online and you can chop everything by hand or use a food processor.
Jamie Oliver has a great version and a recipe for cooking this lovely steak - on this link: https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/steak-recipes/fiorentina-steak/
For his sauce he uses:
And tells you to:
Other versions use tarragon or rocket as a variation, or sherry vinegar instead of the red wine vinegar, and wild garlic if it's in season.