Saturday, September 17, 2011

Take A Bite Of: Steak Involtini

I am back after four, count 'em FOUR back-to-back trips. All of them great in their individual way. But whew...what a tour. And I have some fun stories from Fashion Week. (Had the BEST time with you MarciaGarcia!) But I will admit, sleeping in my own bed two nights out of 17 days? That takes some adjusting. What did I miss? Well, my family of course. BUT also, my kitchen. I have MUCH to catch up on but planned an impromptu dinner party for tonight. Of course! Let's keep the fun train on schedule. (And I will back to multiple posts per week next week.)

And while I am not a big fan of red meat, JohnnyMac is as well as every other person in my entire family and his. Since I love to cook and everyone loves to eat steak, here is a twist on the normal grilling method my Hub prefers from my favorite Italian culinary maven, Giadi. And this version, he fully endorses. From my kitchen to yours, enjoy every bite.

Steak Involtini  
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan


  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (8-ounce) London broil steaks, trimmed and pounded 1/8-inch thick
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • Special equipment: 4 (4-inch) skewers

For the breading: In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Set aside.

For the filling: In a large bowl, mix together 1/4 cup of Parmesan, mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup olive oil, basil, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cut the steaks in half crosswise and place on a work surface. Spread the mixture evenly over the steaks. Roll up the steaks and secure with skewers.

In a medium skillet, heat the remaining 1/4 cup of oil over medium heat. Roll the steaks in the bread crumb mixture until coated and add to the skillet. Cook the steaks until brown on all sides, about 6 to 8 minutes. Add the marinara sauce to the pan. Bring the sauce to a simmer and scrape up the brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Simmer, turning occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes for medium-well.

Remove the skewers, place the steaks on a cutting board and slice thinly. Arrange the steak slices on plates and serve with the marinara sauce. YUM. And this is a great option for the plethora of you who will be watching football this fall (either by your own election or by the sports nut in your house.) Have a fantastic weekend!


Brian Miller said...

oh yeah, we are def trying this...nice on all the trips....

Kristina P. said...

This looks amazing! I should definitely make this.

Unknown said...

Wow, this sounds delicious! I need to move to Atlanta and get on your guest list! lol

Maria said...

Yum! Can't wait to hear all about the trips...

Unknown said...

I wish have to share this intriguing recipe. I am not much of a red meat eater but others I know are. :-)

joanne said...

yum, sounds delish! Ooops, got my Food Network maven mixed up..

JennyMac said...

Brian: Thanks. And let me know if you like it.

JennyMac said...

KP: It is DELICIOUS and I am not typically down with steak. If you make it, let me know.

JennyMac said...

@Eve: You are welcome any time!

@Maria: posts coming soon.

JennyMac said...

@Judy...I am not either so I wasn't sure but I did taste it and it is fantastic. The carnivores in my family loved it!