Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Grilled Flank Steak Sandwich with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette-Dressed Arugula and Pears

From: Rachael Ray

2 lemons
2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves, stripped and chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 lb flank steak
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
5 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1/4 C crumbled blue cheese
4 kaiser rolls, split
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 ripe Bartlett, Anjou or Bosc pear
8 slices prosciutto di Parma
1 large bunch of arugula, cleaned and trimmed

In a shallow bowl, combine the juice of 1 1/2 lemons, the thyme, salt, and pepper. Add the steak and toss to coat. Marinate the steak 5-10 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine the Dijon mustard with the vinegar, salt, and pepper. Whisk in 3 tablespoons of the EVOO, then the blue cheese. Toast the rolls. Rub the toasted cut sides with the garlic clove.

Preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill on high.

Grill the steak for 6-7 minutes on each side. Remove to a plate and loosely tent with foil to let the juices redistribute before slicing.

Thinly slice the pear, and toss in a salad bowl with the juice of the remaining lemon. Slice the prosciutto into strips. Add the arugula leaves and prosciutto to the salad bowl and toss with the vinaigrette.
Thinly slice the steak against the grain and on an angle. Layer half of the steak slices onto the rolls and top with the arugula pear salad. Add the remaining steak and roll tops.

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