Zabs Flank Steak Sandwich
Ciabatta Bread (4 slices/ 2 sandwiches worth)
- 8 oz Flank Steak
- Lettuce or Raddichio- 6-8 whole leaves
- Few Tbsp Feta or other brined cheese
- Italian Parsley
- 1 bunch Broccoli Rabe or Broccolini
- Red pepper flakes to taste
3 Tbsp Zab’s Hot Honey
- 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 3 Tbsp Red Wine Vin
- 2 Crushed Garlic Cloves
- 1 tsp kosher Salt
- Fresh Cracked Black pepper to taste
2 Tbsp Mayo
- 1 Tbsp Zab’s St Augustine Style Hot Sauce
- Zest ½ Lemon
- 1 Minced Garlic Clove
Hot Honey Marinade
Mix together ingredients for the marinade and be sure to taste to your likeness before adding the meat. It should be salty and intense!
- Place steak in a glass container with a lid or plastic bag and pour marinade over top to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 14 hours, overnight. The longer you marinade, the stronger the flavor will be. The hot honey will also act to tenderize the flank steak :)
- Let the steak come to room temperature. Heat a cast iron or stainless steel pan over medium heat. Once hot, add about 2 Tbsp olive oil and add sliced ciabatta bread to the pan to heat face down until browned. Remove the bread and turn the heat in the cast iron up to high. Make sure to open up a window or two because flank steak tends to smoke during the quick hot sear. Once the pan is hot, add your marinated steak straight to the pan and let it sear for 3 mins on each side until medium rare (internal 130-140 F). Take the pan off the heat, leaving the steak to cook in the residual heat for another 3 minutes before removing it from the pan and letting it rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes. Then slice your steak into strips against the grain to maximize tenderness!
- While your steak is resting, boil a few cups of water. Put broccoli rabe in a heatproof bowl, and pour boiled water over top so that the broccoli is covered with hot water. Allow the broccoli rabe to poach in the boiled water for about 4 mins until fork tender through the stem, then drain and dry. Deglaze your cast iron with a bit of oil and add in your dry broccoli rabe, making sure to scrape up all the flavorful brown bits. Add in the chili flakes and sautee until the broccoli picks up a bit of a brown.
- Lastly, prepare the Spicy Mayo by mixing together Mayo, Zab’s St Augustine Hot sauce, lemon zest, and minced garlic. Add extra garlic if you like garlic as much as I do.
- Once the steak is rested and sliced, you’re ready to assemble! A sandwich is a sandwich, and as long as you put your ingredients between bread, it will taste great. However, for the sake of completing the recipe, here’s my sandwich layering suggestion.
- On one side of your bread–
- Spicy Mayo
- Lettuce or raddichio
- (More Zab’s St.Augustine if you enjoy some zing)
- Feta in chunks if possible– crumbled works fine if not
- Flank steak
- More Lettuce
- Then add Mayo to the other side of the bread–
- Put it together, and enjoy!