This simple dish of grilled steak and tomatoes has been in my cooking rotation for many years. Sometimes I forget to make our favorites as it had been years since I made this for dinner. Last night was perfect timing as I had lots of gorgeous tomatoes from the farmer's market.
The recipe is simple. Basically, grill a strip steak as you prefer, medium rare for us. The key to success is to have really good tomatoes from a farm stand, perfectly ripe and ready for use. Make a vinaigrette and you are done. I like to serve a few center-cut slices of the steak, pile on a good amount of tomatoes, drizzle all with vinaigrette and a sprinkle of crumbled feta. A fabulous summer meal.
Cut the tomatoes into 1-inch pieces. Place the tomatoes into a separate medium size bowl. Add 3-4 tablespoons of vinaigrette to the tomatoes, tossing gently to combine.
Putting it all together: After the steak has rested, cutting crosswise, cut each steak into 1/2-inch slices. Place 3-4 slices in the center of each plate. Place a heaping mound of the dressed tomatoes above the sliced steak. Drizzle a tablespoon of dressing over the steak slices, crumble the feta over the steak and tomatoes. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.
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