What does it take to make a really great sandwich? Not much, but the secret to greatness is that each element must be the very best version of itself.
For this steak sandwich with spicy harissa-lime sauce, start with good bread, a baguette or ciabatta loaf. Soft, leafy lettuce. Steak, any cut you like, grilled just the way you like it. (I use flank steak, which cooks quickly and slices easily.) And a good slathering of this simple yet spectacular sauce, made with real mayonnaise, which is the key to this sandwich. That's it. That's all you need.
Steak sandwich with spicy harissa-lime sauce
From the pantry, you'll need: mayonnaise, harissa, lime, fresh black pepper.
Serves 4; can be multiplied.
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp harissa paste, or more to taste
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/4 tsp fresh black pepper
Bread or rolls for 4 sandwiches
Lettuce leaves for 4 sandwiches
4-8 oz thinly sliced grilled steak, any cut (flank, skirt, sirloin, etc.), or store-bought roast beef
In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, harissa, lime juice and black pepper. Set aside.
Assemble the sandwiches: smear each top and bottom of the bread with sauce. On the bottom piece, layer some lettuce and steak.
Close the sandwiches, and serve.
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