Thursday, July 30, 2009

Yummy, Yummy Sammich!

I just had to show you my Yummy, Yummy Sammich! I barbequed (ok, so someone else did it) a Marinated Flank Steak last weekend (ok, there were FOUR of them), and they were oh, so good! But what's even better are the Yummy, Yummy Sammiches I make out of the left-em-overs! This is a friend's secret recipe, so shhhhhhh....don't tell anyone!

Start with some left-em-over Marinated Flank Steak (recipe below). Then you need some sweet onions (I'm using Cipolleni here because they are so cute!). A juicy, ripe red tomato or two. And some vinegar - I'm using cider, but you can use plain white or some other fancy flavor.
Slice the tomatoes and onions and put em in a wide container so they can spread out. Dump a big glug of vinegar over them, slosh things around, and let sit for just a minute. Then pour a bunch of boiling water (yep, boiling water!) over all. Immediately drain. This very lightly "pickles" the veggies and imparts a flavor that is subtle, yet amazing! Set this aside.
Take two slices of bread of your choice and apply a light coat of mayonnaise or Miracle Whip (I like either, but usually use mayo). Pile on some thinly sliced Marinated Flank Steak. Add layers of the tomatoes and onions. In this picture, you see I have put the meat on one side and the veggies on the other. Yeah - that's just for the picture. Don't actually DO this because you'll make a mess trying to put the two sides together!

Yes, the meat is Medium R-A-R-E...but you can cook yours to your taste (but it's infinitely better Medium R-A-R-E!). Here's the Yummy, Yummy Sammich put together and sliced. It's admittedly a messy sammich. I started with two large paper napkins.And here's the sammich at FOUR large napkins AND a sturdy paper towel!

It kinda looks like it's been attacked by a pack of wild dogs - woof, woof! But boy, was it tasty! Now, I'm reminding you AGAIN - the pickled veggie thing is a SECRET don't go spreading it around :-) Here's the recipe for the Marinated Flank Steak, and in fact, you can use this for regular steaks as well. Yummmm!!!

Hot & Spicy Steak Marinade

1/4 cup olive oil

2 T. Red Wine Vinegar

2 T. Sherry

2 T. Soy Sauce

2 T. Brown Sugar

2 t. Seasoned Salt (I use Johnny's)

2 t. Red Pepper Flakes

1 t. Worcestershire Sauce

1 t. Paprika

1 t. Chili Powder

1/2 t. Garlic Powder w/Parsley

Flank Steak, New York Strips, T-Bones, etc. I used 3 x the recipe for 4 flank steaks.

Combined marinade ingredients; add steak. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour, up to 3 days. Grill to desired doneness, aka Medium R-A-R-E (or you can broil it as well). Enjoy!

P.S. It took me FOUR tries to get the pictures for this post! Why? Because I would get started making the sammich...and I think I must have gone into sub-space or something...because the next thing I knew, all I had was a soggy, empty plate and no pictures! Heeheeeeee.


glenna said...

Glad i found you while visiting my friend Amy @

This sandwich looks so good! It has my husband's name on it! He's a real meat and potato kind of guy!
I'm signing up to follow your blog!

Wheelchair Friend said...

Glad you kept my recipe a secret. Don't want any riff raff steal and take credit for it;>)

AwtemNymf said...

Man this sounds delicious. My mouths watering now and I just ate. I will def. give this a try once the heat dies off! Yum!