Grilled Bistecca alla Fiorentina Recipe

Grilled Bistecca alla Fiorentina Recipe

Grilled Bistecca alla Fiorentina Recipe
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Grilled Bistecca alla Fiorentina from Paggi Pazzo

Grilled Bistecca alla Fiorentina Recipe
Published: September 14, 2011

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 25 min
Total time: 1 hour 25 min
Yield: 4 servings
Calories per serving: 370
Fat per serving: 18g


  • 1 porterhouse steak (2+ lbs.)
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • splash balsamic vinegar

Cooking Directions

  1. Air dry porterhouse steak a few hours before grilling by not allowing bottom of steak to rest on plate and keep at room temperature 30 minutes before grilling (1 hour if removing from the refrigerator)
  2. Start chimney starter full of hardwood lump charcoal and some mesquite wood chips by using a match to paper towel dressed with olive oil under starter
  3. Allow wood charcoal to turn grey and dump into grill pit with soaked mesquite wood chips
  4. Raise fire pit tray under grates (but not at highest level) for best searing
  5. Just before adding steak to grill, lightly dress with olive oil, salt and pepper on both sides
  6. Place steak on grate over hottest zone of grill and sear 5-7 minutes on each side
  7. Move steak to less heat but still over coals on grill and cook for another 5 minutes per side
  8. Remove steak from grill and cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  9. Slice steak meat away from bone and dress very lightly with balsamic vinegar
  10. Ready to serve

Let it Rip!

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