CASTELMAGNO CHEESE RIB EYE STEAK WITH SPINACH SALAD


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The Castelmagno cheese rib eye steak is a simple recipe but very tasty, prepared with Piedmontese beef rib and the famous cheese of the Grana Valley. For this recipe you’d better choose a medium-aged Castelmagno DOP, with a mild taste and slightly erborinated and suitable to be melted. The meat, following this recipe, remains very tender and it is excellent served with a spinach salad!
Be careful not to overcook the meat and keep it out of the fridge before searing in a pan! Small details make the difference!
Here are Federica suggestions to reproduce the dish at home!
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: low
PREPARATION TIME: a few minutes
COOKING TIME: 5 minutes in the pan + a few minutes in the oven
SERVES 6 PEOPLE

INGREDIENTS

3 Cascine di Granda Piedmontese rib eye steaks (about 700 g each)
40 g of butter
Extra virgin olive oil
150 g of medium-aged Castelmagno cheese
Fresh sage
Flour
Salt
White pepper
For the side salad
Tender spinach for salad q.s.
3 tbsp. of pine nuts
1 green Granny Smith apple
Castelmagno cheese
Citronette made of lemon juice, cold-pressed oil and salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Place the rib eye steaks in between two sheets of parchment paper, pressing the meat gently. Flour the ribs on both sides, then fry in a pan with butter and oil until brown on both sides, add salt and put the meat on a baking tray with parchment paper. Sprinkle some Castelmagno cheese on it and continue cooking in the oven until the cheese softens. Add freshly ground white pepper and leaves of fresh sage. Separately, wash the spinach, drain and dry them. Toast the pine nuts and set aside. Wash the green apple and cut into thin slices, keeping the peel. Whisk the citronette until emulsified and season the salad putting together the ingredients and topping with crumbled Castelmagno cheese.

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This recipe is part of the #tudichetagliosei project, in collaboration with Terraviva and the cartoonist Danilo Paparelli, an annual project willing to promote the beef meat through online recipes, themed cartoons, video recipes and final publications.
You can find all the #tudichetagliosei recipes on Federica Gelso Giuliani’s blog Una Blogger in Cucina!