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Fast and Fresh Caprese Steak

  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 8 min
  • Servings: 4


  • 2 garlic clove s
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon herbs de Provence
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds hanger steak about 4 steaks
  • 1 12-ounce container grape
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella


Mince the garlic and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. With the tip of a small knife, mash the garlic to a paste. Combine the mashed garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, the herbs, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper until a paste forms. Pat the steaks dry, then rub all over with the garlic paste. Place the steaks in a large food storage bag. Refrigerate, turning the bag occasionally, at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours. Let the steaks stand at room temperature 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the tomatoes, basil, the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl until blended; set the salad aside.

Spray a grill rack with nonstick spray and preheat the grill to medium-high. Add the steaks and cook, without turning, 4 minutes. Turn the steaks and top with the mozzarella slices. Cook, covered, until the cheese just begins to melt, about 4 minutes longer for medium-rare. Transfer to platter. Let stand 5 minutes.

Cut the steaks diagonally across the grain into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Divide the steak slices among 4 plates. Spoon 1/2 cup tomato salad over top and serve at once.