Italian-Style Steak Wrap (Piadina)

  • Yield: 4 servings


2tablespoons olive oil, plus additional for brushing pita breads
1-- onion, sliced
1-- red, yellow or orange pepper, cored, seeded and sliced
1-- fennel bulb, cored and sliced
2medium portabella mushrooms, sliced
1-- rib-eye, strip loin or top sirloin steak (about 12 ounces)
1/2teaspoon salt
-- Freshly ground black pepper
1/2-- lemon
4large pita breads
4ounces Gorgonzola or feta cheese, crumbled
1cup lightly packed arugula or baby spinach


  1. Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat with oil. Add onion, pepper, fennel and mushrooms cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are limp and beginning to brown, about 8 minutes. Season to taste with the salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill for high heat. Pat steak dry and season generously with salt and pepper. Grill 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a plate, squeeze lemon juice over it and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice steak into very thin strips.
  3. Brush pita breads lightly with olive oil and grill 1 to 2 minutes until grill marks appear. Flip and disperse cheese evenly. When it begins to melt, remove pitas and layer on arugula, sautéed vegetables and steak and drizzle with meat juices. Fold in half and serve immediately.
Recipe by Lynn Sampson Curry.