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Monday, September 3, 2012

Steak Sandwiches with Creamy Shallots

10.5.  That's how many hours I finally slept when I could just sleep.  August was a brutal month and September isn't going to be much better.  We've been in the midst of a big change at the office.  I'd tell you more but then it'd have to get my post approved and on and on and on.  So, suffice to say that it's been brutal.  I finally did laundry when I ran out of undies.  Should I say dainties?  Nope, I'm far from dainty!  Saturday morning about 7:30 I crawled out of bed after my extended snooze and put on gardening clothes.  Onward to the herb garden.  The crabgrass had won. I couldn't find my basil.  By the time I got to the point of falling over three hours later, I'd found some basil.  And, some pimento peppers.  And, a bunch of other good stuff.  It was hotter than blazes even that early in the morning.  So, I took a 15 minute break and came in and organized photos.  My camera downloads in date order.  Then, I have to go in and create folders for the recipes.  August photos got done.  Big whoop.  I barely cooked during August.  But, we did try a few new recipes that were successes.  I'm here to tell you about one of them. 

A sandwich.  From Everyday Food.  Now, I'm not a big Martha Stewart fan.  Nobody in their right mind can be that perfect without tons of assistance,  I quit taking her magazine because it was just too much to slog through.  But, I do thoroughly enjoy Everyday Food.  I typically clip several recipes to try.  In fact, I've still got a stack of recipes to try.  A vegetable barley salad is on top followed by a couple of recipes for pork, one for chicken and a couple of salads.  Hopefully, I'll get one or two of them tried.

But, enough about future stuff.  Let's talk about a fabulous sandwich.  I'd bought a package of steaks at Costco.  The first night we had Steak Oscar with lobster instead of crab.  It was heavenly.  We had leftovers the next day.  Then, we took another steak and had fantastic salads. This was the third day.

What did we think?  Awesome.  And, so very easy to put together.  Instead of using all shallots, I did clean out the kitchen and used a red onion, shallots and half a sweet onion.

Steak Sandwiches with Creamy Shallots
serves 4


2 New York strip steaks cooked to your preference, fat trimmed, sliced
1 T olive oil
2 c of sliced onions and/or shallots
1/3 c heavy cream
1 T Dijon mustard
4 sandwich rolls or bread
2 c baby arugula


Saute the onions and shallots in the olive oil.  When they're translucent and well softened, add the cream and mustard.  Cook until the cream has reduced and the onions are glazed with the sauce. 

Split the rolls and toast the cut sides.  Lightly spread with Dijon mustard.  Divide the onion mixture into fourths.  Put a serving one four of the roll halves. 

Top with sliced steak then arugula then the other roll half. 

1 comment:

Lizzy Do said...

Oh, my gosh...I want your leftovers! Another winner. So sorry work has been so crazy, Kate.