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FRIDAY NIGHT TREAT
Spend a little time mastering this twist on a classic, then get comfy on the sofa, crack open a cold beer and enjoy
Elevate a steak sarnie with a chimichurristyle sauce
Chimichurri-style steak sarnies & cheat’s spicy fries
We’ve elevated a steak sandwich with our version of a punchy, zingy chimichurri sauce, chipotle mayo and spicy Cajun-style fries on the side. The trick to perfect oven fries is to heat your oil in the oven first before tossing the fries in it, just as you would a roast potato, to create the sought-after crispy exterior.
SERVES 2 PREP 25 mins plus 10 mins resting COOK 40 mins EASY
2 x 200g rump steaks, fat removed 2 long ciabatta rolls
2 handfuls of rocket
For the fries
30ml sunflower oil
270g shop-bought frozen fries ½ tbsp Cajun spice mix
For the chipotle mayo
1 tsp chipotle chilli paste ½ lime, zested and juiced For the chimichurri
1 banana shallot, peeled and
1 red chilli, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed
1½ tbsp sherry vinegar small bunch of parsley small bunch of coriander 50ml extra virgin olive oil
1 Heat the oven to its highest setting. For the fries, pour the sunflower oil into a baking tray and put in the oven for 15 mins to get hot. Reduce the temperature to 220C/200C fan/gas 8. Tip the fries into the oil, turn to coat, and cook for 20 mins. Add the Cajun spice mix and return to the oven for 15 mins until golden and crisp.
2 Meanwhile, make the mayo by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside.
3 For the chimichurri-style sauce, blitz all the ingredients together until you have a smooth sauce, then season to taste. Set aside.
4 Heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Rub the steaks with salt only (pepper will catch and burn), put the steaks in the pan and cook for 3 mins on each side (for medium). Remove from the pan, cover with foil and leave to rest for 10 mins.
5 Halve the ciabatta rolls, toast in the same griddle pan that you cooked the steak in, cut-side down, and spread one half of each with the chipotle mayo. Slice the steak into strips, divide between the ciabattas, drizzle over the chimichurri and add a little rocket. Serve with the fries and any leftover mayo.
GOOD TO KNOW calcium • folate • fibre • vit c •
iron • 1 of 5-a-day
PER SERVING 1,101 kcals • fat 53g
• saturates 8g • carbs 89g •
sugars 5g • fibre 8g •
protein 63g •