Grilled Tuscan Rib Steak

with Heirloom Tomato, Gorgonzola & Arugula Salad

Grilled Tuscan Rib Steak

Grilled Tuscan Rib Steak

Ingredients:

2 12-oz. boneless rib steaks about 1 inch thick
1½ tsp. dry thyme
1 tsp. dry oregano
2 tsp. smoked paprika
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
1 tsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. salt
olive oil

Instructions:

Mix the spices together in a small bowl. Rub the steaks lightly with olive oil and sprinkle both sides with the spice rub. Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Place the steaks on the grill and cook about 5-7 minutes per side, depending on how well done you like your steak. Let the steak rest for at least 15 minutes, the slice across grain into thick slices. Put on the serving plate and top with the salad to serve.

Heirloom Tomato, Gorgonzola & Arugula Salad

Ingredients:

3 large Heirloom tomatoes, assorted colors
½ c. crumbled gorgonzola
¼ medium red onions, thinly julienned
1 clove garlic, minced
2 c. arugula leaves
3 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tbs. Balsamic Vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

Wash and core the tomatoes, then cut into thin wedges. Put the tomatoes, onions and garlic in a small bowl. Add the olive oil and vinegar, toss gently to coat well.Season with salt and pepper, let marinate for about 30 minutes. Just before serving, add the gorgonzola and arugula and mix gently to just to combine.

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