Steak It Like A Ham

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Steak It Like A Ham and enjoy these prosciutto-wrapped steak bites – inspired by the musical version of Legally Blonde!Steak It Like A Ham: prosciutto-wrapped steak bites inspired by the musical version of Legally Blonde!

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Legally Blonde The Musical is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 movie of the same name. It opened on Broadway in 2007 and in the West End in 2010.

The musical is based around Elle Woods, who only enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend. However, she soon discovers a natural talent for certain aspects of the law, and surprises many people who didn’t believe in her. Soon she has nothing in common with the ex-boyfriend, and gradually falls for her mentor, Emmett. Take It Like A Man is performed in Act II when Elle is giving Emmett a makeover in a department store in order to try and impress their professor.

Here you’ll become what you’re supposed to be
You think you can’t but you can.
Think of the guy you want most to be.
Here’s your chance to make it
So take it like a man.

“S’take it like a man” could EASILY be misheard as Steak It Like A Ham, so it’s a wonder that Elle and Emmett didn’t end up in the kitchen preparing delicious party food. Elle would definitely have enjoyed the “blonde dip” – otherwise known as a Lemon and Garlic Butter Dipping Sauce!

Trim the steak and cut it into cubes. Slice the prosciutto in half lengthways and use each piece to wrap around the cubes of steak. Place seam side down on a plate until ready to cook.

Heat some oil in a pan and place the prosciutto-wrapped-steak into the pan, seam side down to seal it. Continue cooking until each side of ham is crisp and the steak is cooked.

Meanwhile, melt some butter in a small saucepan and add garlic paste. Cook for a few minutes then add white wine. Turn up the heat and boil until the liquid has reduced by half. Remove from the heat and add more butter, stirring until it has melted. Add heavy cream and lemon juice, test for seasoning. Add salt and pepper if necessary.

When the steak is cooked, drain on paper towels. Push a fancy skewer into each steak bite and place on a serving platter (there’s a steak/stake joke in here somewhere, but I wouldn’t want to overload you with puns*). Pour the dipping sauce into a small bowl and serve along side the steak.

Steak It Like A Ham: prosciutto-wrapped steak bites inspired by the musical version of Legally Blonde!

Serves Makes 18-20 skewers

Steak It Like A Ham
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb thick sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into cubes
  • 10 slices of prosciutto, cut in half lengthways
  • Olive oil
  • For the lemon garlic butter dipping sauce
  • 2 tbs butter, divided
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 tbs heavy cream
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Wrap the slices of prosciutto around the cubes of steak. Place seam side down on a plate until ready to cook.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and place the prosciutto-wrapped-steak into the pan, seam side down to seal it. Continue cooking until each side of ham is crisp and the steak is cooked.
  3. Meanwhile, melt half the butter in a small saucepan and add garlic paste. Cook for a few minutes then add white wine. Turn up the heat and boil until the liquid has reduced by half. Remove from the heat and add the remaining butter, stirring until it has melted. Add heavy cream and lemon juice, test for seasoning. Add salt and pepper if necessary.
  4. When the steak is cooked, drain on paper towels. Push a fancy skewer into each one and place on a serving platter. Pour the dipping sauce into a small bowl and serve along side the steak.
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