Bistecca with asparagus and salsa dragoncello


Simple blanched asparagus makes a no-fuss accompaniment to this steak, but for a smokier, nuttier flavour, toss the spears on the grill while the T-bones are cooking.

You'll need

4 T-bone steaks (about 250gm each), at room temperature 2 garlic cloves, halved 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed Finely grated parmesan (optional) and lemon wedges, to serve   Salsa dragoncello 2 slices sourdough or ciabatta, crusts removed 2 tbsp red wine vinegar, or to taste 1½ cups (firmly packed) rocket ½ cup (loosely packed) tarragon 125 ml (½ cup) extra-virgin olive oil 2 small garlic cloves

Method

  • 01
  • Heat a char-grill pan or barbecue to high heat. Rub steak all over with cut side of garlic, season well, then drizzle with 1 tbsp oil and grill, turning occasionally, until cooked to your liking (6-7 minutes for medium-rare). Leave to rest for 3-4 minutes.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, for salsa dragoncello, soak bread in vinegar in a small bowl until all absorbed, then pulse in a food processor with remaining ingredients to a coarse paste. Season to taste.
  • 03
  • Blanch asparagus until bright green and just tender (1-2 minutes), drain well, toss in remaining oil and parmesan and season to taste. Divide steaks and asparagus among plates, drizzle with salsa dragoncello and serve with lemon and remaining salsa.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
The Gourmet Traveller podcast

Each fortnight we round up the most interesting characters from the food world for your listening pleasure. We chat to chefs, cooks, authors, bar tenders and baristas - anyone who has something new and interesting to say about the way we like to eat and drink.

Listen
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Featured in

Oct 2017

You might also like...

A culinary Tour de France

recipes

T-bone steaks with garlic buttered mushrooms and mash

Beef cheek recipes

recipes

Crisp-skin trout with grapefruit, walnut and radicchio salad

Steak with sweet and sour beetroot and horeseradish creme fraiche

recipes

Roast snapper with mandarin and fennel sauce

Good Luck Pinbone's Sichuan chilli eggplant with wood-ear fungus

recipes

Deep-fried chicken with finger-lime sauce

Soy-roast duck with mandarin

recipes

conversion tool