Sunday, March 23, 2008

Vietnamese Steak Sandwiches

We had these for dinner last night. Delicious!! I marinated a flank steak and then we cooked it on the grill. I put it on some fresh Demi Baguettes which I got from Costco and some cilantro, carrot, garlic and scallions that were mixed together with an Asian dressing.

Flank Steak Marinade:

1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 scallions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

My flank steak was about 1.5lbs.

Combine everything in a ziploc bag and marinate. The recipe from Martha's Everyday Food, Great Food Fast says 30 mins. I did it overnight and it was just right.

We grilled the steak for about 15 mins and it was "medium". Let the steak rest for 10 mins before slicing thinly.

For the Sandwich:

1 large garlic clove, minced (I have a huge jar of minced garlic that I always use)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 carrots, grated
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup packed fresh clilantro leaves

Bread rolls.

Mix together the garlic, sugar, red pepper flakes, rice vinegar and 1 tablespoon of water. In another bowl toss together the carrots, scallions, and cilantro, then combine with the vinegar mixture and toss well until everything is coated.

Once the meat is sliced - assemble on the rolls and you'll have a delicious weekend dinner!!


Anonymous said...

That looks delicious. Can't wait to try it. Thanks!

Sylvie said...

Those look yummy. I can't wait for it to get warmer so I can get the grill back out of hibernation.