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Here’s another eminently suitable seasonal recipe from George Payne Butchers in Brunton Park, Gosforth – a mouth-watering steak sandwich, cooked with a tasty rub. Simply choose your favourite George Payne steak for this sandwich, which is perfect for the barbecue or cooked in a griddle pan or grilled. The home- made pickled vegetables are all the rage at the moment, but it is a simple
relish to make and very tasty. The recipe again comes courtesy of the national Butchers Q Guild, of which George Payne is a founder member


450g/1lb picanha or sirloin steaks
15ml/1tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
For the Rub:
45ml/3tbsp light brown sugar
15ml/1tbsp sea salt
30ml/2tbsp ground paprika
15ml/1tbsp cayenne pepper or Cajun seasoning
For the Pickled Vegetables:
¼ white cabbage, finely shredded
7 radishes, thinly sliced
½ small cucumber, deseeded and cut into matchsticks
5ml/1tsp sea salt
30ml/2tbsp rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
2.5ml/½tsp caster sugar
15ml/1tbsp freshly chopped mint
Salad leaves, to garnish
Serves 4 Prep Time: 25 mins. Total Time: 35 mins

Steak Sandwich with Pickled Vegetables

Steak Sandwich with Pickled Vegetables


To prepare the pickled vegetables: Put all the vegetables into a large bowl, add the salt, mix gently cover and set aside for 20 minutes, tossing occasionally.

To prepare the rub: In a small bowl mix all the ingredients together and set aside. Transfer the vegetables into a large sieve and rinse under cold running water. Allow the liquid to drain into a large bowl for 10 minutes. Reserve 30ml/2tbsp of the collected liquid. Transfer to a large bowl and add the vinegar and sugar. Toss gently and set aside for 30 minutes for the flavours to develop. Add the reserve liquid and mint. Season and stir.

Heat a non-stick griddle pan. Brush the steaks with the oil on both sides with the rub and cook for your preferred cooking time. Alternatively, cook on a prepared barbecue or under a pre-heated
moderate grill.

Serve in ciabatta rolls dressed with salad leaves and topped with the pickled vegetables.

Tips: This recipe also works very well with thin cut steaks. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.

Image courtesy of AHDB.

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