Tagliata di Manzo con Rucola ~ Combining a great steak with peppery arugula salad might sound like an odd idea, but I guarantee that once you’ve tried it, you won’t want to eat steak any other way.

Traditionally this steak is always served rare, but if desired you could cook it a little more. It should be meltingly tender though to contrast sharply with the crisp, peppery lettuce.

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 



Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Thin strips of beef served on peppery arugula.


  • 4 Medium Sized Good Quality Steaks At Least 1 1/2 inch Thick- T-bone, or New York Strip
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Bunches Fresh Arugula, Washed and Dried
  • Coarsely Ground Pepper
  • Coarsely Ground Sea Salt


  1. Lightly rub the steak with the oil, and sprinkle with pepper.
  2. Grill over an open grill for about 4 minutes on each side.
  3. Your steak should be rare inside.
  4. Trim the fat, and carve the steak into 1/4 inch slices.
  5. Serve on a bed of arugula, drizzle with a little more olive oil, and sprinkle with sea salt.
  6. Serve immediately.

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