Sure it’s a fancy name, but that’s because it’s Italian. This is steak and chips, just not as you know it – the steak is seared then sliced into strips and the chips are roasted with garlic and rosemary for a flavour boost. Plus, the side salad has a delectable roasted garlic dressing to really bring the flavours of Italy into your home.
mixed salad leaves
shaved Parmesan cheese
vinegar (white wine or red wine)
Preheat the oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. Finely chop 1 garlic clove (or use a garlic press). Pick and finely chop the rosemary leaves. TIP: Hold the rosemary stalk in one hand and run your fingers down the leaves to remove them easily! Cut the potato (unpeeled) into 1cm wedges. TIP: Cut the potato to the correct size so it cooks in the allocated time.
Place the potato, rosemary and the remaining whole garlic cloves on the oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer, then roast for 25-30 minutes, or until tender. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, remove the roasted garlic cloves and set aside (you will use these in step 5!). Add the crushed garlic and toss through the potatoes. Bake for a further 5 minutes, or until fragrant.
While the wedges are baking, cut the tomato into 1cm chunks. In a large bowl, combine the mixed salad leaves and tomato.
When the wedges have 15 minutes cook time remaining, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Season the steaks with salt and pepper on both sides. Once hot, add 1/2 the steaks and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side (depending on thickness), or until cooked to your liking. TIP: This will give you a medium steak but cook for a little less if you like it rare, or a little longer for well done. Transfer to a plate and set aside to rest. Repeat with the remaining steaks.
While the steak is resting, place the roasted garlic on a chopping board and press down with the flat side of a knife to squish out the flesh. Using a fork, mash the garlic into a paste and transfer to a small bowl. Add the vinegar, 3 tbs olive oil and any resting juices from the steak to the roasted garlic. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Add 1/2 the dressing to the salad leaves and toss to combine.
Thinly slice the steak. Divide the steak tagliata, rosemary wedges, salad and the garlic aioli between plates. Drizzle the steak with the remaining caramelised garlic dressing and sprinkle the salad with the shaved Parmesan cheese.
TIP: For kids, follow our serving suggestion in the main photo!