Sunday, March 18, 2012

Steak Sandwiches

As usual, we had our family dinner in front of the TV tonight continuing with our Sunday night tradition. I was in the mood for chili or something else comforting because it was so cold today. But I was very pleasantly surprised when El told me we would be having steak sandwiches (marinated in Soy Vay) on baguettes. Ok, I could practically DRINK the Soy Vay. If you have never tried it, I COMMAND YOU TO DO SO RIGHT NOW!!! It's the most delicious marinade ever! It's soy and garlic and AHHH so good! The perfect cut of meat for this sandwich is top sirloin (Costco has a GREAT selection). It is tender and slices beautifully for these sandwiches. To keep the sandwich on the lighter side, we topped it with a simple arugula salad tossed in olive oil and lemon juice, some garlic aioli and dijon mustard. This was SUCH an easy meal and, ladies, if you want to impress your man (or men, if you want to impress your ladies), this is a PERFECT meal to try!!!

What you'll need:
2 lbs. top sirloin
2 cups Soy Vay (here it is)
Olive oil & lemon juice (for the arugula), about 2-3 tbs. of each)
1 cup balsamic glazed caramelized onions (we used the frozen kind from Trader Joe's)
French baguette
Condiments: garlic aioli, dijon mustard, etc...

1. Marinade your meat for up to a day ahead of time in the Soy Vay. Let it sit at room temperature for about an hour before grilling. Grill for about 5 minutes per side (for medium rare). FORK TEST THE MEAT TO MAKE SURE IT'S COOKED!!! Let rest.

2. Slice the baguettes on a diagonal and then down the middle about 3/4 the way so it stays closed (it'll hold the meat and arugula in place). Dress with your favorite condiments.
 3. Let the meat rest for about 10-20 minutes (you don't want the sandwich to be hot!) then slice it as thinly as you can get it.
3. Whisk together the olive oil and the lemon juice to make the dressing for the arugula. 

4. Begin assembling your sandwich with the meat on the bottom half of the baguette.
5. Toss the arugula and dressing together and plop on to the side of the baguette with the condiments (it'll stick better and you won't lose it all over your plate). Next, add the caramelized onions.
6. If you want to add some cheese, brie would be delightful! Thinly slice it and you're ready to go!

enjoy :)

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