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Hot Steak Ciabatta Sandwich with Mustard Mayo

Quick and easy Hot Steak Ciabatta Sandwich with Mustard Mayo recipe.

Cooked correctly a good steak is something truly special. Simple no-fuss cooking is all that's needed. Oh yes, this is a thing of true deliciousness.

Hot Steak Ciabatta Sandwich with Mustard Mayo

Personally, I'm a fan of rump steak over sirloin - why? Because it seems to have more flavour than sirloin.

A decent amount of fat around the edge is vital for cooking in a grill pan since it adds flavour and keeps the steak moist and tender. Rump steak also happens to be cheaper than sirloin too!

Medium rare is the way to go, although being awkward I like my steak to be more rare than medium if that makes sense; I know what I mean anyway.

Now, as a food blogger you might be expecting a recipe for mustard mayo and if so you're in the wrong place - this is simple, easy and quick.

No messing about with whisks here. Maille are makers of good fine foods including mayonnaise with a hint of mustard, and I am quite addicted to it.

So, now you can see my steak sandwich really is easy and nothing revolutionary since there will be thousands of similar recipes if you search for them.

Afterwards, you won't need to eat for a week - enjoy!

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Hot Steak Ciabatta Sandwich with Mustard Mayo

Hot Steak Ciabatta Sandwich with Mustard Mayo

Cooked correctly a good steak is something truly special.

Easy, simple no-fuss cooking is all that's needed.


  • Steak - enough to serve 2
  • 2 x Ciabatta rolls
  • Mustard Mayo
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes


How to cook Hot Steak Ciabatta Sandwich with Mustard Mayo

  1. Take the steak out of the fridge and remove any packaging. 
  2. Rub all over with a little olive oil and season with black and a tiny amount of sea salt. 
  3. Leave lightly covered with cling film for about 20 minutes to allow the steak to come to room temperature before cooking.
  4. By the way, I'm assuming your steak to 2cms thick for this to work. Heat up a grill pan - you can use a normal frying pan if you don't have a grill pan. Bring the pan to really high heat.
  5. Remember you only oil the steak and not the pan or you'll have a kitchen full of smoke which is never a good thing.
  6. Pop the steak on to cook - it's best to never cook more than two in the same pan at once since the temperature will drop causing the steak so stew rather than fry.
  7. Be sure to get good grill markings on your steak which by the way should happen pretty quickly if your pan is hot enough.
For medium-rare steak
  1. Cook for about 2 minutes before turning to cook the other side for a further 2 minutes. It's very near impossible to give exact times since everything depends on the thickness of your steak and how hot your pan is.
  2. For medium steak:
  3. Cook as above for 2 and a half minutes each side.
  4. Remove from the pan and place onto a warm plate and cover with kitchen foil - leave for about 3 minutes before serving.
  5. Slice the steak and pop into warm ciabatta rolls which have been generously spread with Maille mustard mayo.
  6. For a meal fit for greedy folk like ourselves serve with mushrooms, tomato and a side of chips.
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  1. I've just finished a lunch made up of the leftover scraps from a Bento box food styling shoot. I feel most unsatisfied with my little bits of cheese and raw peppers. I want this steak sandwich RIGHT NOW!! Goodness... yum!

  2. This is pretty much my ideal sandwich. Especially if you added some avocado to it too!


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