So we had a little wine & appetizer party yesterday. Dealing with a near terminal hangover, we weren’t feeling very culinary but knew expectations were high so we had to bring the heat! After a lazy brainstorming session and a quick trip to the store, we were ready to pump out a fun themed fix that turned out AMAZING!
So here we go – Steak Crostinis with Sun-dried Goat Cheese
First the Crostinis – Take a fresh baguette & slice into 1/4″ pieces. Place the sliced bread onto a sheet pan, spray with olive oil, Pam, or brush with olive oil (all work the same but olive oil delivers the best results). Next, lightly season with kosher, sea, or Slavo Salt (Lightly season no need to go crazy). Now place the pan into a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. You want the bread to be crisp & crunchy but not too dark in color (unless you’re into that kind of thing…).
Next you need to mix up the delicate and flavorful layer that will blanket the crostini base with the topping. Make or get a jar of sundried tomato pesto and mix this with some fresh and pungent Cherve goat cheese. Add a bit of the Slavo Salt and mix to fully incorporated consistency. A splash of lemon juice for a fun seasoning kick.
You are now ready to season your NY…keep it real with Slavo Salt as you fire up the grill. Once hot and ready, grill with America’s birthday pride. Cook the cow to medium rare. Once done, let it rest for at least 10 minutes so it retains all juices and succulent flavor. We actually did not cut ours until we got to the party to ensure all juices were intact.
Ready to put it all together? Here goes…slice that meat fine (less than a quarter on an inch). Take each crostini and slather with the pesto/goat cheese creation then lay atop a juicy piece of the meat. Then repeat. Once you get your app plate placed, take some fresh basil and break it loosely-a few pieces over each of the crostini’s and you will have a simply amazing appetizer that could almost outshine an actual main course. Enjoy!!!
Told you it was easy… where is the easy button?