Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Steak Sandwich


This is a  steak sandwich with an olive, hot pepper pickle, a smear of red pepper sauce and served on a whole grain bun. You can use a small amount of meat and pound it thin to create lots of little pieces of meat, then fill your sandwich full of olive salad or giardinera and sweet pepper sauce.
 That's a good sand-weeg!


You will need:

  • 1-2 top sirloin steaks - sliced and pounded very thin
  • 1 tsp Tuscan/Italian seasonings
  • 1 tsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp chopped thyme
  • 1 tsp  chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • breadcrumbs 1 cup
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Giardinera make it from scratch or buy a jar of hot peppers and mixed vegetables and then add some  chopped olives
  • nice buns

Roasted pepper sauce

  • 1 tomato
  • 1 small jar roasted peppers 125 ml
  • 1onion cooked in oil until sweet and carmelized
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan


Step 1: take a top sirloin steak and slice it into thin steaks. I normally slice it into a few pieces, then I flip the steak onto its side and slice it carefully against the grain to get a very tender piece of meat. It is a decent cut so even if you slice it with the grain and pound it it will be good. I got about 18 slices of meat out of two small steaks.


Step 2: in a small bowl add pounded meat, Tuscan or Italian seasonings, chopped rosemary, thyme and parsley. Add pepper, lemon zest and a few tbsp olive oil. Set aside.


Step 3: create a standard breading station. Breadcrumbs with dry mustard, Italian seasoning, dry oregano and lemon pepper. Flour with salt and pepper mixed in and eggs beaten. You add the meat first to the flour mixture, then to the egg mixture, then to the breadcrumbs.  Place breaded meat on a tray so they do not stick together. In a wide pan shallow fry meat in olive oil (just enough to come up the meat halfway) You may have to do this in batches. Place cooked meat on tray and sprinkle immediately with salt and pepper. You can keep these warm in the oven or you can re-heat them in the oven hours later.


Step 4: in a food processor add jarred hot peppers, hot pickled vegetables and some olives. Pulse a few times. You still want the mixture to be chunky. Remove to a small dish.


Step 5: add ingredients for red pepper sauce to food processor (I don't even wash it out from the vegetables you just made) Pulse until pureed.


Step 6: assemble your sandwich and eat. I had some leftover artichoke dip and I also added some to my sandwich. YUM.


You could certainly add some tomatoes and lettuce etc.. the point is you have lots of vegetables and a bit of meat.











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