Steak Neapolitan Style

Serves 4

Your valentine will love every bite of this elegant and easy-to-prepare beef fillet. Don’t be surprised when he/she asks for seconds! 

4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
½ cup chopped boiled ham or prosciutto di Parma
2½ cups fresh button or crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/3 cup freshly minced parsley
Salt and pepper, to taste
8 slices beef fillet (each weighing 2 ounces)
Juice of 1 large lemon

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in an ovenproof sauté pan. Cook the ham and mushrooms until the mushrooms have given off their liquid. Stir in the parsley, and add salt and pepper.

2. Salt and pepper the beef slices and arrange them in a single layer on top of the mushroom mixture.

3. Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the meat and sprinkle the lemon juice over as well.

4. Bake for 15 minutes; then turn the meat and continue cooking for 5 minutes (for medium), basting the meat with the juices in the pan.