Tagliata of Beef Recipe by Eileen Dunne Crescenzi

Tagliata of Beef Recipe by Eileen Dunne Crescenzi

This tagliata of beef recipe is pure decadence: good steak, truffle and creamy butter.

Serves 6


2 x 20g truffles
bunch of fresh rocket
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
6 x 150g striploin steaks
knob of truffle butter


1. Prepare the truffles by rinsing them quickly and lightly brushing off any dirt.
2. Toss the rocket leaves in the extra virgin olive oil.
3.Heat a griddle pan until it’s smoking hot. Brush the steaks with a little olive oil. Cook the steaks, two at a time, for 3 minutes on each side. Finish with a knob of truffle butter and a pinch of salt. Set the steaks aside to rest.
4. Cut each striploin into four or five pieces. Slice the truffle with a truffle slicer or mandoline or as thinly as possible with your sharpest knife.
5. Place a bed of the dressed rocket on warmed plates. Top with slices of steak and freshly cut truffles.

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