Thursday, April 17, 2008
Broiled steak sandwiches
Are we allowed to cut and paste on this blog?
I found this recipe in Real Simple a few months ago and we tried it and loved it. So it's a tried and true but not an original!
1 pound strip steak (I used sirloin because it was half the price!)
Kosher salt and pepper
4 Roma (plum) tomatoes, halved
1 medium red onion, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rings (I used yellow because I don't like red)
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
4 pieces focaccia or French bread, cut in half (we used ciabatta rolls)
3 ounces blue cheese (I used the crumbled gorgonzola from Costco and it was perfect)
Season the steak with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place the steak on one half of the baking sheet.
Toss the tomatoes and onion in a medium bowl with the oil, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place the onion and tomatoes, cut-side down, on the other half of the baking sheet.
Broil the steak and vegetables, turning everything once, until the steak reaches the desired doneness, 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Remove the steak and return the vegetables to oven until browned, about 1 minute more.
Slice the steak. Place the bottom halves of the bread cut-side up and top with the steak, onions, tomatoes, and cheese. Sandwich with the remaining bread. Serve warm.
Substitution: If blue cheese is too strong for your taste, try topping this sandwich with a creamy goat cheese. Or play off the tartness of the balsamic vinegar with slivers of salty Parmesan or Manchego. (or gorgonzola! I should write for Real Simple!)
Yield: Makes 4 servings