Steak doesn't always require a fork and knife, and this recipe has you slice up tender grilled New York Strip steaks to serve on top of a crostini with whipped cream cheese and red pepper pesto.
Combine all of the ingredients but the olive oil in a food processor or a blender and purée until smooth.
Next add the oil, slowly, in a thin stream with the food processor running until it is completely combined.
Preheat the oven broiler to high and grill to medium-high.
Season the steaks with salt and pepper and lightly oil. Grill over medium-high until rare, about 2 minutes per side. Let rest for 5 minutes and then slice into thin slices.
Thinly slice the French baguette and brush with a small amount of olive oil. Place in the oven and broil until just brown, about 1 minute.
Spread the toasted bread slices with 1 teaspoon of the roasted red pepper pesto and top with 1 slice of steak. Put a ½ teaspoon dollop of whipped cream cheese on the steak, and garnish with diced pepper and chives.