Hellooo Sweetiesss! The Tweedlets have been piled on with readings and university work recently and haven’t been able to update you much. I have been trying out new recipes and tweeking them to make it even more mouth watering. Below is a recipe I saw from Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food TV show which I have changed amended a bit.
400g – 500g Skirt Beef Steak
2 Red Onions
Nob of Butter
70 g Dark Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 ciabatta loaf
English mustard (Optional)
1 handful of watercress (Optional)
Gouda Cheese or your preference of cheese (Optional)
1. Remove the steak from the fridge and let it come to room temperature, then cover it with greaseproof paper and bash it with the base of a pan to tenderise and make it all roughly the same thickness. Marinate it lightly with Rosemary and Black Pepper on both sides.
2. Peel the onions, removing the first layer of flesh as it is quite hard, then slice into 2cm-thick rounds.
3. Put the butter, a lug of oil and the sugar into a large non-stick frying pan on a medium heat. Let the butter melt and place the onions into the pan in a single layer and cook for 5 minutes
4. Pour in the vinegar (and water to loosen it up slightly if required), put the lid on and reduce the heat to low and cook for around 35 minutes. The onions should become beautifully golden and caramelised on the bottom only.
5. Place a large non-stick pan or grill pan on high heat, once it is burning hot, drizzle some olive oil on the pan and place the steak on the pan to cook for 3 minutes on each side for medium. Flipping the steak every minute.
6. Meanwhile, turn the oven onto 180°C and cut the ciabatta in half and leave it on one side.
6. Remove the steak from the pan and place it on a plate or chopping board to let it rest for 1 minute, then slice it to 1cm thick against the grain of the steak and place it on one side.
7. Grab the cut Ciabatta and rub the inside of each piece in the steak resting juice. Layer both of them with cheese and pop it in an oven.
8. Once the cheese has melted, take it out and layer it with the mustard, caramelised onions, the steak and a pinch of watercress. Place the other piece of bread on top and carve it into 4 decent chunks.
I have paired it with sweet potato fries covered in paprika and a hint of chilli cayenne pepper
Lots of Love,