Steak Sandwiches with feta cheese & basil pesto

 

This is the perfect dish to make over the weekend. So instead of slaving away in the kitchen, why don't you treat your friends to a great classic - a quick homemade steak sandwich!

Ingredients:

Method: 

1. First there's the marinade... Add 3 tbsp of olive oil, juice of half a lemon, salt, pepper and the chopped jalapeno chillies.

2. Place all the ingredients in a blender (or food processor) and blend. Blend thoroughly on high for 2-3 minutes. This goes beautifully with chicken as well.

3. Rub the steak with the marinade. Not forgetting to season your meat with a generous pinch of salt and pepper beforehand.

4. Then place the steak along with the marinade into a ziplock bag. Marinate meat in the fridge for at least 45 minutes.

5. Now on to the onions... This part is relatively easy. Heat oil and butter in a medium frying pan over medium high heat. Add the onion slices and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until caramelized. Not forgetting to add the brown sugar halfway through the cooking process to give the onions some sweetness. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Cover to keep warm.

6. Meanwhile, heat a non-stick pan over high heat. Add 4 tbsp of olive oil and get the oil hot, add your bread, peek, and flip when it's golden brown. Remove when the other side is brown. This takes something like 3 minutes. The bread should be crunchy on the outside and warm & chewy on the inside {like fried toast}. Set aside.

7. Take your steaks out of the fridge and let them get up to room temperature while you toast your bread. Get a frying pan,or a griddle pan or barbecue screaming hot and a good drizzle of olive oil. Get rid of the excess marinade and add the steaks to the pan . Turn every minute and cook until medium doneness or to your liking. 3 minutes on each side for a medium. As it cooks, rub it with a knob of butter for some extra flavor. When the steak is perfectly cooked to your liking, move it to a plate to rest for a few minutes. Allow the meat to rest for 5 minute before cutting thick slices. Set aside any resting juices and resist the urge to eat all the meat.

8.Assemble the steak sandwich starting with a slice toast, followed by the rocket, the caramelized onions, thick rump steak slices and finishing with a drizzle of the basil pesto and the feta on top.

Enjoy. Preferably without any cutlery!

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