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Crostini Duo

5 from 2 reviews

  • Author: Handy Chef
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 16 crostini-8 Brussels Sprout and 8 Steak 1x


Fancy Crostini: Two Ways- one with flank steak and cilantro crema and the other with Brussels Sprouts, Fontina cheese and roasted bell peppers, both are equally delicious.



1 French Baguette

olive oil for brushing

For the Brussels Sprouts

1/3 cup roasted red bell peppers, sliced

4 Brussels sprouts

1/4 cup white wine

1/4 vegetable broth

1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed

1-oz Fontina cheese, cut into 6 pieces

1 tbsp toasted almonds

pinch of salt and pepper

For the steak

4 ounces flank steak

seasoning blend of equal parts granulated garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika

For the crema:

1/4 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper


For the Brussels Sprouts

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice each sprout in half. In a pan with a couple tablespoons of olive oil, cook each sprout for about 2 minutes on each side-they should have browned slightly. Add in wine, broth, bell peppers, salt, and pepper, and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes on medium heat while liquid reduces. Flip half-way in between. At the end of 5-6 minutes, sprouts should be fork-tender, and very little liquid should remain.
  2. Place each sprout with a bit of bell pepper on top of a piece of toasted bread. Top with a piece of cheese. Place crostini in the oven until cheese has melted. Remove and top with toasted almonds.  


For the steak

  1. Prepare cilantro crema by combining all ingredients; mix well. Place a small dollop of crema on top of each crostini piece before adding steak.
  2. Cook previously marinated steak to desired temperature. Let steak rest for 10 minutes before slicing into 8 thin ribbons against the grain. Place steak atop cilantro crema 


* If making both recipes, cook steak and Brussels Sprouts simultaneously to maximize time. 

*Marinate steak for an hour beforehand if possible

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes