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Yields:
8 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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Tuscan Steak With Creamed Spinach

Packed with protein, this is a delicious low carber's steak dinner.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Begin by placing the garlic cloves on a wooden chopping board and with the back of your knife, give them a whack. Then, crush the rosemary between your fingers. Place the aromatics into a large, non-reactive dish and mix with olive oil.
  2. Lay the porterhouse steaks in the dish and coat evenly with the marinade. Season with plenty of freshly ground black pepper and let marinate for an hour or up to overnight.
  3. If you have an outside grill, heat it up until smoking hot. If grilling inside, a large cast iron griddle/skillet and heat until smoking. Grill the steaks for about 6-7 minutes on each side -- or until medium rare. For medium cook for an additional 2 minutes per side.
  4. While the steaks are cooking, put the heavy cream in a large saucepan on medium heat and reduce until it coats the back of a spoon.
  5. Add grated nutmeg, grated parmesan and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. While this is reducing, toss the raw spinach into a food processor. Process until the spinach is the consistency of small flakes, not pureed.
  6. Add spinach to reduced cream and stir until fully combined. Shower with additional grated parmesan, to taste.
  7. When ready to serve, evenly spread the spinach on top of the steaks, add a squeeze of lemon, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and serve with lemon wedges.
  8. Note: this dish is based on the traditional Bistecca alla Fiorentina (traditionally served medium rare). The porterhouse steaks are large and cut thick to serve two to four per steak.
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It is a shame non-low carbers reviewed this recipe, especially since they have not tried it. It is quite good, I added a little more black pepper and reduced the recipe down to 2 servings. Great stuff will do this again!
28 Dec 16 by member: Garand69
what can you swap the heavy cream for..??? I am lactose intolerant and can't have that.. but this sounds good and would use chicken instead of steak
17 Oct 12 by member: Diet Warrior
Wow 67% of RDI - 867 calories and 180% of Saturated fat, 100% of Cholesterol. Serves 8 so that is .5 pound of meat per serving. I would definitely swap out at least the heavy cream and probably swap the parmesan for light parmesan?
03 Aug 11 by member: Rosalind52
Sounds interesting, but doesn't say how much one serving is - 8 oz? 4 oz? And the calories are way more than I can have per meal of 500.
20 Jun 10 by member: Jujubeanak

     
 

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Nutrition summary:

There are 867 calories in 1 serving of Tuscan Steak With Creamed Spinach.
Calorie break-down: 70% fat, 4% carbs, 26% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories
867
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
67.42g
104%
Saturated Fat
35.929g
180%
Trans Fat
-
Polyunsaturated Fat
2.92g
Monounsaturated Fat
23.77g
Cholesterol
301mg
100%
Sodium
413mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
7.71g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
0.81g
Protein
57.33g
Vitamin D
-
Calcium
1960mg
196%
Iron
50.76mg
282%
Potassium
794mg
23%
Vitamin A
9900IU
198%
Vitamin C
82.8mg
138%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
43%
of RDI*
(867 calories)
43% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (4%)
 
Fat (70%)
 
Protein (26%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories


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