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Open-Face Steak Sandwich with Pickled Green Tomatoes. Photo © David Malosh
© David Malosh

Open-Face Steak Sandwich with Pickled Green Tomatoes

  • ACTIVE: 30 MIN

"If I don't have good food at hand, I always eat the wrong thing," Quinn Hatfield says. That's why he keeps grilled meats in his fridge for sandwiches.

  1. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  2. Kosher salt
  3. 1 tablespoon minced rosemary
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  5. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  6. One 1-pound flank steak
  7. Freshly ground pepper
  8. Four 1/2-inch-thick slices of whole-grain bread
  9. 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
  10. 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  11. 8 slices of Flash-Pickled Green Tomatoes, plus 1 tablespoon pickling liquid
  12. 1 cup packed baby arugula
  1. On a work surface, sprinkle the minced garlic with salt and, using the flat side of a knife, mash the garlic to a smooth paste. In a small bowl, whisk the garlic paste with the rosemary, paprika and olive oil. Rub the marinade all over the steak and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours or refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  2. Heat a grill pan. Season the flank steak with salt and pepper and grill over moderately high heat, turning once, until medium-rare, about 7 minutes. Transfer the steak to a board and let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice the steak across the grain.
  3. Grill the bread until crisp and golden, about 2 minutes per side. Spread each slice with 1/2 teaspoon each of the mayonnaise and mustard. Arrange the steak on the bread and top with the pickled green tomatoes.
  4. In a medium bowl, toss the arugula with the tomato pickling liquid and season with salt and pepper. Mound the arugula on the sandwiches and serve.
Make Ahead The grilled steak can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Thinly slice the steak as needed. Notes One Serving 290 cal, 14 gm fat, 4 gm sat fat, 13 gm carb, 2 gm fiber, 28 gm protein.

Suggested Pairing

Juicy, medium-bodied Spanish red.



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