Giada De Laurentiis's Royal Crostini Recipe

07/11/2011 at 08:00 AM EDT

Prince William and Kate Middleton's California Crostini: Make It at Home
Giada's crostini and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (inset)
Jim Franco; Inset: John Stillwell/Getty
Can't join Prince William and Kate at the Foundation Polo Challenge in California on Saturday?

Then try this dish – one that Giada De Laurentiis will be preparing for the royal couple at the event – at home instead.

"It's elegant comfort food," the celebrity chef tells PEOPLE of her recipe.

Polo-viewing optional.



Beef Tenderloin Crostini (Serves 6 –8)

• ½ baguette sliced into 20 (¼–to–½–in. –thick) slices
• Extra–virgin olive oil
• kosher salt
• ground black pepper
• ½ tsp. cumin
• ½ tsp. coriander
• 1 clove garlic, finely minced
• 2 4–oz. filet mignon steaks
• ½ cup mayonnaise
• 2 tbsp. mascarpone cheese
• 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
• 1 ¼ tsp. curry powder
• ½ tsp. smoked paprika
• ¼ cup cilantro leaves

1. Preheat oven to 400º. Arrange bread slices on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with ¼ tsp. salt. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Leave oven on.

2. Spray a small baking sheet with vegetable oil cooking spray.

3. Combine ½ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. pepper, cumin, coriander and garlic. Rub the mixture all over the steaks. In a nonstick skillet, heat 2 tbsp. oil over medium–high heat. Add steaks and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing across the grain into 20 (¼–in.–thick) slices.

4. Whisk together mayonnaise, mascarpone cheese, basil, curry powder, smoked paprika, ½ tsp. salt and ½ tsp. pepper.

5. Spread ½ tsp. of mayonnaise over each toast slice. Top each with a slice of steak. Place ¼ tsp. of mayonnaise on top of the steak. Finish with a cilantro leaf.

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