Gourmet Steak Sandwich

Steak sandwiches are simply delicous when cooked on the barbecue, they best made from the best quality steak. I like to use sirloin or fillet steak which make the most tasty sandwich. If you are going to cook your steak on the barbecue cook at a moderate high heat as they will only need a few minutes to cook.

Portions: 4 Portions

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Steak

  • 4 sirloin steak, thinly sliced 1-2 cm thick (100-150g each)
  • 2 large flat mushroom, sliced into thick slices
  • handful of fresh thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 4 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salad

  • 100g cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 spanish onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped

Sandwich

  • 8 slices of bread, buttered

To Serve

  • Serve with a selection of condiments eg. mustard, tomato sauce, tabasco and chutney

Method

  1. Steak: Mix the olive oil, thyme, garlic and a little salt and pepper together. Place the steak and mushrooms in a container and pour over the marinade, toss them so that they are well coated. Cover and refrigerate until you are to cook them.
  2. To Cook: Preheat a barbecue to moderate-high or grill or place a grill pan over a high heat. Place the steaks and mushrooms on the barbecue, umder a grill or on a grill pan and cook the mushrooms for 2 minutes on each side they should be tender and slightly brown. Cook the steaks for 2-4 minutes on each side (how long you cook them depends how you like them cook) .To test how well done they are press the flesh the greater resistant the more cooked they are. When they are cooked remove them from the heat and keep them warm until ready to serve.
  3. To Serve: Place a slice of bread on each plate and distribute the salad ingredients on them, setting aside a few of the ingredients to garnish the steak with. Place the steak on the salad, followed by the mushrooms. Place the remaining salad on the mushrooms to garnish and place the remaining slices of bread on the sandwich. Serve with a selection of condiments.