Imagine a sandwich, that can put a childish smile on your face, and despite all the rush from your life, it can actually make you stop thinking for a moment and start touching, seeing its flavor and softness of the beef meat inside of it, smelling its beautiful colors. And these are not some poetic lines, regarding the mix of your senses in front of Gordon Ramsey’s steak sandwich. We only tried to describe our feelings about a great sandwich recipe- an ultimate delicious mix between portability and the crave for beef steak.
Now let’s dive into this and get not only the basics about how to make your own steak sandwich but also some helpful how-to tips that Gordon shaped along with the video while cooking.
Ingredients you’ll need for your sandwich’s layers:
- a cut of beef tenderloin (those tender Rolls Royce of beef)
- 1 garlic clove peeled
- olive oil
- a bunch of thyme
- 1-2 tablespoons of butter
- ciabatta bread (of course you can adapt here any other good bread)
- 3 tablespoons of good mayonnaise
- 3 teaspoons of whole-grain mustard
- sea salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon of sherry vinegar
- red onion
- 1-2 red chilies
- red and yellow baby tomatoes
- sliced basil
- olive oil
- sea salt
Step 1: Begin by dressing up all over, the Rolls-Royce of beef with rough sea salt and freshly ground pepper. One nice tip here is to open up the top of the pepper mill to increase the size of the pepper and have those little chunks that give a nice beat of heat to your cut of meat.
Step 2: Before actually playing with all the ingredients, prepare your playground well by pouring olive oil into your heated frying pan. Once you have the hot olive oil, place the steak carefully into the pan and tilt the pan forward to cook the backside of the steak as well. Just have fun with your pan while rolling back the steak to give it a nice, caramel’s color on both sides.
Step 3: Slice the head of garlic in half and put the cut sides down into the pan together with a bunch of thyme for frying. Continue to turn and sear the ends of the steak, make a bed of roasted garlic and thyme and rest the steak on it.
Step 4: Now would be the moment to turn off the gas and add the butter and baste it over the steak and once you have an evenly good looking seared cut of meat, move your pan in the oven for about 8 to 10 minutes.
Step 5: Meanwhile, let’s move on to relish, having in mind a rich, silky, heated relish. For this, start with the olive oil in a heated pan and then play with the onion and chilies’ chopping. In case you want extra heat, keep the chilies’ seeds in. Also, don’t forget that you have in handy Gordon’s three-finger rule. Keep the knuckle of the middle finger forward and in this way protect the ring and index fingers, which are positioned further back, then slowly chop through. You’ll make it don’t worry too much.
Step 6: And now it’s time to add color to your sandwich, the perfect combination of red and yellow baby tomatoes cut into half and seasoned with salt and pepper. Throw the tomatoes in the pan, breaking them up slightly with a wooden spoon. The tomatoes will start to release all that sweet texture and after a minute or so, add a teaspoon of vinegar, this will give that acidic balance to the sweetness. Keep cooking it until the consistency of the relish should be jam-like and add sliced basil through, for fragrance.
Step 7: Don’t forget about the mustard mayonnaise mix, made up of three teaspoons of whole-grain mustard and three teaspoons of quality mayonnaise, without whom your sandwich would be incomplete.
Step 8:The steak should be ready for the medium-rare stage by now, soft in the center. Let it rest and prepare during this time, the bread.
Drizzle the slices of bread with drops of olive oil, on both sides, fry them and wait for their nice crisp.
Step 9 : Slice the steak gently and spread with the back of the spoon the mustard mayo mix on one side of the bread slices.
Step 10: Add lettuce, the beef slices, your relish, then close all these lovely layers with another lettuce slice and the other half of bread.
We hope you had fun and enjoyed this great on-the-go meal. Tell us how this recipe worked for you.