by Gordon Ramsay
Bread type: Sourdough bread
Ingredients: 2 x 200 - 250g/8oz-9oz pieces trimmed skirt of beef, 4 garlic cloves , smashed and peeled, small bunch thyme, 6 tbsp olive oil, 1 beefsteak tomato sliced, 6 long leaves Cos lettuce. Sauce - 50g cocktail gherkins finely chopped, 1 heaped tbsp capers finely chopped, 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley leaves finely chopped, 7 tbsp good-quality mayonnaise, splash Worcestershire sauce, 4 shakes Tabasco sauce, 1 small red onion finely chopped
Time to make (approx): Not specified
To make the sauce, tip the gherkins, capers, red onion and parsley into a bowl. Add mayonnaise to just bind the ingredients. Season to taste with Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco. Set aside. Heat a pan until very hot and starting to smoke. Remove the meat from the marinade and sear the meat in the pan for about 20 mins until it's really browned and cooked to medium-rare.
Fry each slice of bread on both sides until crisp and browned, adding a drop more oil to the pan if necessary.
Carve the steak up into thin slices. Starting with the bottom of the loaf, build up with half the lettuce leaves, then a generous spreading of the sauce, half the tomato, then a layer of sliced steak. Top with the middle piece of bread and repeat the layers, finishing with the top of the loaf.
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