RECIPE

Tagliata and Mushroom-Celery Salad

Ingredients

  • Four 1/2-inch-thick shell or sirloin steaks (about 2¼ pounds total)
  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), for liberal drizzling (1/3 cup)
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary, leaves stripped from stems and finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 celery heart, including leaves, root end trimmed
  • 8 portobello mushroom caps, wiped clean with a damp towel
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped (a few generous handfuls)
  • 4 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, shaved with a vegetable peeler (about 1/2 cup)
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Preparation

Pre-heat a grill or a grill pan to medium-high. Drizzle the steaks with EVOO and sprinkle with rosemary. Let them hang out for 15 minutes; season both sides with salt and pepper. Grill the steaks for 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare, then remove from the heat and let rest for about 5 minutes.

While the meat mellows, start in on the salad: Thinly slice the celery at an angle and pile on a platter. Halve and thinly slice the portobellos, then toss them with the celery, using your fingers. Scatter the parsley and cheese evenly on top of the salad, then dress the salad liberally with the lemon juice, EVOO, and salt and pepper.

Thinly slice the rested steaks, then arrange the slices across the top of the salad.

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