Steak Sandwich

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Sandwich which is made with beef steak and bread loaf is called steak sandwich, the steak is precooked (seared, barbecued or grilled) and the bread loaf can be of any of your choice, in addition to this toppings and spreads are used to create an eye appeal and enhance the taste. Some common toppings are olives, cheese, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, ham, bell peppers, lettuce, mustard, mayonnaise, etc.
Steak sandwich which originated in the United States was once considered to be a pheasant food but is now made with exotic ingredients which has become a popular fast food across the globe, if you need a quick supper for you try this as this is a healthy filler for evening hunger. Below is a simple steak sandwich which you can make at home with whatever ingredients you have at hand. So let’s dig in…
Ingredients
  1. 1 Steak————————————————-100 grams. (Sirloin, rump, rib-eye or flank, you can use any as per your liking)
  2. 1 small bread loaf———————————–100 grams in weight (ciabatta, baguette, focaccia or any other Italian loaf as per your choice, I personally like ciabatta)
  3. Black Olive Paste————————————-3 tbsp. (You can also use Tapenade for extra taste)
  4. Olive Oil————————————————1 tbsp. (Extra Virgin preferably, you can use butter also)
  5. Rocket Lettuce Leaves——————————10 grams. (Use any crunchy lettuce of your choice)
  6. Tomatoes———————————————-1 about 80-90 grams.
  7. Salt——————————————————To Taste
  8. Black Pepper Powder——————————-To Taste (If possible freshly grounded)
  9. Lemon Juice——————————————-1/2 Lemon
  10. Mustard (Optional) ———————————To Taste (Dijon, English or French)

 

Method
  • Wash and dry the steak with grease-proof paper, then flatten it to a thickness of about ½ inch with mallet or with the base of a pan, this will tenderize the steak. And if the steak is refrigerated, thaw it before cooking.
  • Preheat the oven 110 degree Celsius (225 degree Fahrenheit) bake the bread loaf for 2-3 minutes or as per the packet instruction. Remove the bread from the oven and keep it warm.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan or a ridged cast-iron grill pan. Brush the steak with little olive oil and season it well salt and pepper. (You can use herb infused olive oil this will enhance the steak flavor)
  • Brush the pan with little olive oil and add the steak to the pan, cook it for 1 minute on each side for rare or 2-3 minutes on each side for medium to well-done steak.
  • Transfer the steak to a plate and let it relax if for about 2-3 minutes turning it at regular interval so that it is coated in its own juices, this will make the steak tender.
  • Split the load into half lengthwise and spread the bottom halve with olive paste and mustard if you like.
  • Slice and oven roast the tomatoes and cover it over mustard and olive paste.
  • Add the steak over the tomatoes and drizzle the remaining pan juices over it
  • Toss the rocket lettuce with lemon juice and pepper and top it over the steak cover it with the other half of the bread and serve hot on the bed of tossed rocket lettuce.

 

Other Ideas
Steak Sandwich with Caramelized Onion
Steak Sandwich with Caramelized Onion
  • You can also add caramelized onion roundels along with tomatoes or instead on tomatoes.
  • You can to the steak with cheese slice or grated cheese.
  • Mayonnaise can be used for the spread.
  • Infuse rosemary or thyme will olive oil for extra flavors.
  • Steak can be kept whole or sliced diagonally  

 

 

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