Jun 2, 2016

Steak & Boursin Cheese Crostini

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Crispy crostini topped with slices of seared steak and melted Boursin cheese spooned over the top for an easy fan-favorite appetizer.

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Steak & Boursin Cheese Crostini

I am not the type of person who craves a big steak dinner with a grilled rib eye all to myself; that just isn’t the type of person I am. That being said, I crave this often, I love the crispy bread with the flavor of the grilled steak and creamy melted cheese on top. These steak crostini are easy to make for a crowd, they come together in under 30 minutes.

It may be meant to be an appetizer but whenever my family makes this we always end up filling up on it. Boursin is a triple-cream cheese flavored with herbs and is perfect for melting to garnish these crostini. Check out more easy appetizers here. Another family favorite is this baked apple, blue cheese and chorizo crostini recipe.

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Ingredients 

Ribeye steak

I love using a ribeye steak for this recipe because it’s tender and flavorful. I season it simply with salt and pepper then grill it until it’s cooked medium-rare. If you don’t have a grill then it can easily be pan-seared in a cast iron pan over medium heat instead. Look for boneless ribeye for this recipe, though bone-in works as well it just takes a bit more work to slice it.

Baguette

Look for a French baguette with a crisp crust. If you buy a baguette for this recipe a few days in advance then slice it ahead of time and store in resealable plastic bags so that it doesn’t get stale and harden. To revive a stale baguette simple spray it with a bit of water then bake in the oven at 350ºF for 10 minutes until it’s crisp on the outside again. 

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

I use extra-virgin olive oil to dip the crostini before broiling them. The recipe works with regular olive oil or vegetable oil though I prefer the flavor of the extra-virgin. 

Boursin cheese 

The creamy melted Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs complements the simple seasoning of the steak. While you can crumble it over the steak I prefer to melt it with a bit of water and spoon it over the steak like a fondue.

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Instructions for Steak & Boursin Cheese Crostini

Step 1

Preheat the grill. Season rib eye steaks on both sides with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Grill rib eye steak to medium-rare. Remove steak from grill and let rest then slice into strips.

Step 3

Preheat the broiler to medium-high. Dip one side of each baguette slice in olive oil and arrange the slices, oil-side up on a baking sheet. Broil them just until golden brown.

Step 4

Melt the Boursin cheese with a bit of water.

Step 5

Arrange crostini on a serving platter and top with steak and a bit of the melted Boursin. Garnish with micro-greens (optional).

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Steak & Boursin Cheese Crostini

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 (10-ounce) rib eye steaks
  • Kosher salt, as needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper, as needed
  • 1 large French baguette, sliced into 1/2”-thick slices, approximately 20 slices
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, as needed
  • 1 5.4-ounce package Boursin garlic & herb cheese
  • Microgreens, for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  • Preheat the grill. Season rib eye steaks on both sides with salt and pepper. Grill rib eye steak to medium-rare, about 4 minutes on each side. Remove steak from grill and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice the steak into thin ½-inch thick strips, discarding any fat and set aside.
  • Preheat the broiler to medium-high. Add about ¼ cup of the olive oil to a shallow dish and dip one of the cut sides of each baguette slice in the olive oil, then arrange the slices, oil-side up on a baking sheet. Broil them just until golden brown, about 1 minute.
  • Place a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the Boursin cheese and about 2 teaspoons of water, using the back of a spoon to break up the Boursin cheese. Stir continuously until the cheese has completely melted, making sure that the cheese does not burn. Once melted, remove from heat and set aside.
  • To serve: place the crostini on a serving platter and place a small piece of steak on each piece. Top each with a spoonful of the Boursin cheese. Garnish with micro-greens (optional).

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    • The best way to prep this in advance is to cut up the bread ahead of time and store in ziplock bags then cook the steak ahead of time and slice it then reheat it and assemble to the day of the party!

  1. These are always a hit when I make them! I use ghee instead of olive oil and spread the Boursin under the steak, top with fresh dill and drizzle with balsamic glaze.