Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! Phew, it feels so good to know there are 3 lovely days ahead of us. Since I work freelance, I don’t get a lot of holidays off, but one of my bosses said we deserved a break, which leaves me with only a little bit to do work-wise on Monday. Yay! I’m headed to Ogunquit for the day tomorrow and plan on consuming a lot of lobster. I’m also planning on doing a lot of relaxing as next weekend is insanely packed full (including the bridal shower and bachelorette party of one of my bffs!!). I hope you enjoy some time off, too
I think this recipe is perfect for a low-key, hot weekend and it’s seriously hard not to love. I discovered it on a blog I just found, Jenny Mac’s LipSmack (ADORABLE header!) and knew it was perfect for the super hot Boston week. It took about 10 minutes to throw together. Of course, homemade horseradish sauce would be 100 times better if you have a few extra minutes.
Here’s what I did… But remember you can do whatever you want and add whatever you want. This is one of those sandwiches where anything is fair game. My favorite kind!
Flank Steak sandwiches:
- Grilled flank steak (or any thin steak)
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Scallions/green onion
- Bread (Jenny suggests rye, I used crusty Italian)
- Gorgonzola cheese (or whatever you prefer)
- Horseradish sauce
- Arugula (optional)
I decided to marinate my steak the night before, but it’s totally up to you if you want to. I think Jenny used leftover flank steak, so if you have leftovers, this sandwich is perfect! I just threw the steak in a Ziplock bag with some olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and a little bit of cayenne for some kick and stuck it in the fridge for a couple hours.
Slice your avocado, cut the tomatoes in half, and chop your green onion.
Toast your bread. use whatever kind you want; I just used sliced Italian. Then I layered some gorgonzola cheese on each slice. Any cheese will work, but I LOVE the steak and gorgonzola combo.
A cooked my beef in the marinade until done.
I put some horseradish sauce on each slice of bread and then layered on side with steak and the other with tomato.
Then I put avocado over the steak and scallion over the tomato.
And put it all together.
See how easy!! It was 90 degrees a couple days in Boston this week, so definitely not the kind of weather you want to spend much time standing over a hot stove.
After I made the sandwich and had it on the plate, I realized I forgot the arugula! But then I realized the sandwich was stuffed full enough and an arugula salad on the side would probably be better anyway.
Cut it open and they layers of goodness are apparent.
This totally hit the spot and I’m already dreaming of having it again. I think I’ll probably make it using leftovers pretty much every single time I have steak for dinner from now on.
OK, go enjoy your beautiful weekends and make this if you have a little bit of time. And definitely let me know what you add to your sandwich. Happy weekend!!!!!!
What are your Memorial Day weekend plans?