Generally speaking, men love sports just as much as they love steak, which is why it had to be incorporated into this party theme. This recipe provides a simple way to get steak into your guest’s hands, sans utensils. Just broil or grill the steak, set out on sliced bread and sprinkle the lemon and parsley crumb mixture, which gives the dish a dotted effect and a extra zip of flavor. (See this recipe made with sardines, if steak is not your crowd’s preference, A Canape with Pizazz.)
MAKES 14 TOASTS
MAKE THE ZESTY CRUMBS
zest and juice 1 lemon
1/2 bunch parsley, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 CUP breadcrumbs
3 TB olive oil
Mix together in a bowl. Crumbs should be kind of sticky.
SEAR THE STEAK
1 LB sirloin steak
s + p
Right before cooking, season steak with s + p. Grill the steak or broil in the oven. Let rest. Slice thinly.
MAKE THE TOASTS
semolina bread, cut loaf into 1/2-inch rounds
orange or cherry tomatoes, sliced thinly (horizontal slices)
2 TB capers
1 small onion, cut into very thin rings
On each slice of bread, drizzle a little olive oil. Line with slices of tomato, top with steak. Sprinkle crumb mixture over the steak, add a couple of capers, and a ring or two of the onion.
See more tips for creating a five-star menu for watching the game in 18 Classy Sports