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Balsamic Beef Crostini with herbed cheese & Arugula


Ingredients

  • For the marinade:
  • 1/2 lb thin cut steak
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil from The Mighty Olive
  • 1/3 cup aged balsamic vinegar from The Mighty Olive
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • For the crostini:
  • 1 french baguette, sliced in 1/2 inch rounds and toasted
  • 1 5.2 ounce container of boursin cheese, or any generic version of garlic and herb spreadable cheese
  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • Denissimo (extra dense) balsamic from The Mighty Olive for drizzling

 

Instructions

 

  1. Add all marinade ingredients into a ziploc bag. Seal, shake well, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. When finished marinading, prepare the crostini. Toast the bread in your oven, on a grill pan, or in a skillet.
  3. Spread about 1 tsp. boursin cheese onto the bread then top with a few pieces of arugula. Set aside.
  4. Cook your steak in either a heavy bottom skillet or grill pan. Since the steak is thin, it does not require a long cook time. I did 3 minutes per side for mine to cook to medium. Cook to your desired temperature. Let steak rest for at least 10 minutes after cooking so you don't lose all of the juice.
  5. After sitting, cut steak into small triangles and lay atop the arugula.
  6. Right before serving, drizzle about 1/2 tsp. of the balsamic vinegar over your crostini.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!