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Florentine-Style Steak With Roasted Balsamic Onions Recipe

Florentine-Style Steak With Roasted Balsamic Onions

2 dozen small boiling onions, about 2 inches in diameter ( not pearl onions )
1/2 to 2/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced Italian parsley, for garnish
Freshly ground black pepper
2 thick T-bone steaks (1 pound each)
Coarse salt
Extra-virgin olive oil
Lemon wedges, for garnish

To prepare onions, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove outermost skin of onions, leaving most of the papery layers intact. Put onions in a bowl. Add enough olive oil to nearly cover; toss to coat.
Transfer onions to a roasting pan, reserving oil. Bake, basting onions occasionally with reserved oil, until onions are tender when pierced with sharp knife (from 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes); cooking time depends on size of onions. Transfer onions to plate and let cool.
Place roasting plan over medium-hot burner and add vinegar. Reduce liquid to dark syrup; pour over onions to glaze. Season to taste with salt and pepper and sprinkle with parsley; set aside.
Prepare hot charcoal fire. Press ground pepper into both sides of steaks. When coals are ready, place steaks on preheated, oiled grill. Grill about 6 to 8 minutes per side for medium rare or 9 to 11 minutes per side for medium.
When meat is done, salt lightly and brush with olive oil. Garnish with lemon wedges and roasted balsamic onions; serve at once.
Serves 4.



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