Rosemary Pesto and Steak Crostini

      Merry Christmas!!! Today on Sunday Funday we are sharing recipes for our Favorite Finger foods. And at first I didn't think I had a favorite finger food, I like cheese and usually just throw out some of that. So I was invited to an event and had to bring finger food and had to come up with something. I did manage to incorporate not one, but two, different types of cheese. I wanted something that was really tasty flavors, something with some wow factor, but also simple enough flavors that they would be universally enjoyed. 

     A couple notes, I know this isn't a real, or traditional, pesto because there isn't any basil. I didn't want it to taste like basil, I wanted some more unique flavors. The freshness of the parsley paired with the rosemary, garlic, with the fat of the pine nuts and dairy are a divine combination. That with the goat cheese and the buttery, caramelized steak are the best possible combo. Be careful with the rosemary, it's a really strong flavor so you don't need to add as much of that herb as you do the parsley, which acts more like a neutral canvas. 

     Any hard cheese will work here, but aged gouda is one of my favorites and it really makes the dish. It has a really nice, lactic, flavor and is salty and just, well, perfect. It's the best cheese. You will have extra and you should just eat it as is. The olive oil isn't really dominant here, but if you want some tips on choosing a good one read this post here

Favorite Finger Food Recipes

We share Recipes From Our Dinner Table! Join our group and share your recipes, too! While you're at it, join our Pinterest board, too!

Crostini Recipe
1/2 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
2 springs fresh rosemary
1 green onion, chopped
3 Tbsp. pinenuts, toasted
1 oz. aged gouda
2 cloves garlic, grated
2 large pinches Aleppo Pepper
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 pinches black peppers
1/4 tsp. salt (or to taste)

6 oz. steak, on the thin side
1 tsp. steak seasoning
4 Tbsp. butter

4 oz. plain goat cheese
2 (5.5 oz.) Grilled Crostini Toasts

Drop everything except for the olive oil into the food processor and blend until fairly small bits. Add the olive oil and pulse a few times to blend. Set aside. 

Heat a cast iron pan until hot. Sprinkle the steak with the steak seasoning on both sides and rub in some. add the butter to the pan and then add the steak and sear on both sides until caramelized on both sides and cooked through to the desired doneness.  Set aside to rest and cool. 

Once the steak is cool sliced paper thin. 

When ready to assemble spread a little goat cheese on a crostini, top with a dab of pesto, and a slice of steak. 

Serve and enjoy!


Post a Comment

Popular Posts