Meet the king of all steaks, Bistecca Alla Fiorentina Recipe. Seasoned 3 pound porterhouse steak that is grilled to perfection and brushed with butter and fresh herbs.
Man do I love steak, and this bistecca alla Fiorentina may be one of the best ever.
I’m actually not a huge meat eater anymore, but golly is this one worth craving, making and eating.
Bistecca alla Fiorentina, or Florentine Steak may be new to you but it’s been going down for years across Italy and Italian restaurants in the US.
What is Bistecca Alla Fiorentina
Bistecca alla Fiorentina is a super classical Italian recipe that you’ll see at any traditional Italian restaurant.
This gigantic steak is a 2 ½ to 3-pound porterhouse which features a strip steak and a filet mignon in one beautiful cut.
Bistecca alla Fiorentina is originally founded in Florence, Tuscany and to be true to this recipe it must feature the porterhouse steak. Anything else is a lie!
Classically a Bistecca alla Fiorentina is simply seasoned with salt, brushed with olive oil and grilled.
I of course changed this recipe up a little bit just to put my little touch on it.
How to Prepare Bistecca Alla Fiorentina
I’ve eaten Bistecca alla Fiorentina at a few different restaurants across the US and I have to say the ones that have a little twist to them are probably my favorite.
Since I love the way these were prepared, I thought I’d make my own rendition of the Bistecca alla Fiorentina.
I made a very simple seasoning blend of onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt and pepper. It’s tasty, it’s rustic and it is just what’s needed for this Bistecca alla Fiorentina.
The other piece to prep is the herbs.
Wrap together some fresh thyme, rosemary and sage with some butcher’s twine because we are going to use it as a brush to brush the steak with.
This Bistecca alla Fiorentina will pick up some hints of fresh herbs and it just helps take it over the edge of goodness!
Once the prep is done for the, Bistecca alla Fiorentina simply brush with oil on all sides and season it generously.
Yes, you will probably have some leftover seasonings but if you don’t and use it all, good on you!
How to Grill Bistecca Alla Fiorentina
I’ve been grilling steak ever since the first restaurant I’ve worked in 25 years ago and I’ve changed how I like it cooked over the years.
I’m a rare + guy these days so I’m grilling this Bistecca alla Fiorentina for just a few minutes per side.
Classically a Bistecca alla Fiorentina is grilled over the open flame, but it’s totally cool to do it in a grill pan or even just a big ol cast iron skillet.
Make sure your griddle is hot before placing down your Bistecca alla Fiorentina and cook it for 4-6 minutes per side for a beautiful rare steak.
If you like more of a medium rare internal temperature, then add 2 minutes per side when cooking.
While the steak is cooking be sure to baste it with the butter and brush it with the fresh herbs for just an awesome little added touch to this Bistecca alla Fiorentina.
Once the steak is done let it rest for 3 to 4 minutes.
Serving a Bistecca Alla Fiorentina
Serving a Bistecca alla Fiorentina is as simple as brushing it one last time with the butter and herbs and carving the cuts of steak away from the bone.
Slice the strip steak and filet mignon away from the T-bone and then slice those cuts on a bias and serve it all next to the bone for a really cool rustic look.
My Favorite Steak Recipes
If you love this Bistecca alla Fiorentina then you’ll love these steak recipes!
- Grilled Carne Asada Steak Fajitas
- Grilled T Bone Steak Recipe
- Sous Vide Steak
- Steak Frites Recipe with lemon Butter
- Bone In Ribeye Steak Recipe
- Chopped Steak Recipe
Bistecca Alla Fiorentina Recipe (Florentine Steak)
- 2 teaspoons of onion powder
- 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 ½ to 3- pound porter house steak
- 2 sprigs each of fresh rosemary sage and thyme wrapped with butchers twine at the root end.
- 3 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
In a small bowl mix together the onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper and set aside.
Brush the olive oil all over the porter house steak, then season generously with the spice blend you just made.
Place the steak on a hot grill 450° to 550°) or griddle pan and cook for 4 to 6 minutes per side for a rare internal temperature. Add 2 to 3 minutes of cooking time per side for a medium-rare internal temperature.
Once you flip the steak for the first time begin to baste it by dipping the herbs in the melted butter and brushing the steak with them.
Once the steak is done cooking let it rest for 3 to 4 minutes before carving the strip and filet mignon away from the bone and slicing them.