My F&W
quick save (...)

Pepper-Crusted Beef Crostini with Arugula

  • SERVINGS: makes 2 dozen
  1. 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed black peppercorns
  2. 3/4 pound trimmed beef tenderloin, tied
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  5. 1 baguette, cut diagonally into 24 1/4 -inch-thick slices
  6. 2 tablespoons tapenade (black olive paste)
  7. 12 medium arugula leaves, halved
  1. Gently press the crushed pepper into the beef and sprinkle with the salt. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the beef and cook over high heat until well browned all over, about 10 minutes. Let cool, then refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours or for up to 2 days.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°. Brush the bread slices lightly on both sides with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and arrange them on a large baking sheet. Bake for about 7 minutes, turning once, until lightly browned.
  3. Spread about 1/4 teaspoon of the tapenade on each toast and set a halved arugula leaf on top. Using a sharp, thin-bladed knife, cut the chilled beef against the grain into 24 very thin slices. Arrange a slice of beef on each crostini and serve.
Notes Before seasoning the meat in Step 1, dry the exterior thoroughly with paper towels. This will prevent the fat in the pan from sputtering and help the meat brown nicely.
You Might Also Like


Average Rating



Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.