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Tuscan Grilled Steak Recipe

Tuscan Grilled Steak

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"For Phase One, flank steak is perfect for grilling. It has a full, rich flavor, yet its thin enough to grill in a flash. Here, we serve it as they do in Northern Italy, slathered with a garlic rub, grilled then sliced and served over peppery arugula greens."

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  1. In small bowl, mash garlic and oil until a paste forms (you may also do this in the food processor.) Pay steaks dry with paper towel, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Rub garlic paste over both sides of steaks. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to high heat. Grill steak 5 to 7 minutes, until well-seared and browned. Flip; grill 3 to 5 minutes longer, until medium rare. To check, cut into meat with a knife and remove when meat is slightly less done than you want it to be. Transfer to cutting board; cover loosely with foil and let rest 10 minutes. Slice very thin, against the grain and at a slight angle.
  3. Arrange arugula on platter. Top with steak slices. Drizzle with any accumulated platter juices. Serve immediately.
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  • Even though you'll want to dig right in, its very important to let the steak rest for 10 minutes after grilling. That ensures each slice will be tender and juicy.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 05, 2007

This is a very tasty recipe. I used a cast iron grill pan to cook this steak. Lots of flavor, very satisfying for "diet" food.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 03, 2007

Many other guides say one should always marinate flank steak before grilling, and I should have heeded their advice. I found the steak excessively chewy. I liked the idea and the simplicity of the recipe, but next time, I will prepare a marinade to tenderize the steak prior to grilling.


12 Ratings

Mar 14, 2007

This recipe was excellent. We cooked it one night for dinner without putting it over arugala. Just served the steak with surprise south beach mashed potatoes and the stewed tomatoes from the south beach diet book. There's just two of us so we had plenty of steak left over and used some the next day on salads for lunch and even had a little left over that we ate with eggs this morning. The South Beach Diet has been so easy for my husband and I as most of the foods are really good!

Jan 10, 2007

I was a little skeptic about this recipe because I don't really like the taste of meat, but I love to eat it. I usually put a large dose of many different spices on my steaks but I though I would give this a try and I am glad I did. I was a real light flavor but really good. I will definetly use this again!

Jul 02, 2007

Dracula will not be a big fan of this dish, we were though. I love garlic and it was a bit (gasp!) strong for even me. With that said, we've made this several times already and will continue to do so. Easy and yummy.

Feb 18, 2007

My husband and I love garlic, and this recipe was fantastic! I used top sirloin and increased the ingredients so that the steak strips would be well-coated. Didn't serve over argula, just ate with a salad and got rave reviews!

Apr 19, 2007

This steak was so flavorful and easy. My husband (who is a picky eater) loved every bite. I combined this steak with the oven roasted vegetables from SBD Phase 1. Yummy!

Oct 12, 2008

This is a basic, good starting point for marinating some meat. The flavor was okay but the meat was tender, and that's just as important to us.


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  • Calories
  • 226 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 28.6 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 64 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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