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Steak Sandwich, originally uploaded by Lameen.

Yum ! I've been looking forward to this for over 7 years. Yes ! 7 years – you may be asking why so long ? Well ! it's because when it comes to food, I don't like to compromise on quality. I had no luck finding 28 day matured sirloin steaks in Vienna, but on arriving in Cape Town it was easy to find in one of the top supermarkets, Woolworths. When I decided the time was right, I bought a 28 Day Matured Sirloin Steak and searched through my magazines for tips on grilling steaks. So you need;

1 28 day matured sirloin steak

1 tomato

handful of rucola

A baguette sliced to the length of your steak

teaspoon of dijon mustard

half a garlic

1 dessert spoon of natural yoghurt

1 grill pan

On method, here is what I settled for:

10 minutes before you want to start cooking your steak, take it out and season lightly with some salt and black pepper.

Put a grill pan on hot (if you have 6 dials on your cooker, put it on 5)
Put a knob of butter into the grill pan just before you place the steak in .
For well done, which is how I like it, grill each side for 5 minutes each. Once done, place the steak on something which would let the juices flow out for another 5 minutes.

As your steak rests, cut your baguette into 2 and grill them in the same pan.

Wash your tomatoes and slice them very thinly and wash your rucola and dry it out.

Prepare your base by mixing together a dessert spoon of yoghurt, a teaspoon of dijon mustard and some crushed garlic and chilli flakes. Spread this on the grilled baguette, place your rested steak on top, followed by the sliced tomatoes and rucola, then place the other slice of baguette on top and enjoy. The steak should be succulent and shouldn't require too much gnashing to rip the meat if done right.

Inspired by a 7 year itch to have a great steak sandwich with ideas from Pret a Manger's cookbook "Food on the Move".