Just the other day I was talking with a good friend of mine, Martyn. And I asked him what he would choose for his last ever meal. I know its a bit morbid but these are serious choices we have to make sometime. He chose a Steak Sandwich, and I think he made the right decision. This is definitely the top dog of sandwiches, it beats a ham and cheese toastie any day.
So here is my take on that classic. And Martyn, if its terminal, I hope you go in your sleep ; )
Top quality rib eye steak
Ground white pepper
Rocket and spinach leaves
Pistachio nuts shelled
Fresh floury bap
Take pistachios and rock salt, a ratio of 3:1 nuts to salt. Blitz together in a blender. Sweat onion in a pan with the butter and oil. Dress leaves with some oil and lemon juice. Mix some mayonnaise with as much tabasco as you dare, I say don’t hold back, it is your last meal after all. Pan fry steak, aim for medium rare. Rest steak.
Slice bap. On one side mayonnaise and on the other tabasco mayonnaise. Slice steak and stack on bap. Sprinkle a generous amount of pistachio salt on steak. Top with onion and dressed leaves. Close bap. Cut in half, just so it doesn’t become a banjo bap.