Chimichurri Steak Sandwiches with Roasted Corn and Red Pepper Salsa

Chimichurri Steak Sandwiches with Roasted Corn and Red Pepper Salsa

The reason that I was making chimichurri sauce so late in the summer was that I had just one more dish with corn that I just had to get in before it disappeared from the farmers market. A while ago I came across a photo, which I cannot find now, of a sandwich with sliced steak, a green sauce and corn and I immediately thought that it was a grilled steak with chimichurri and corn salsa sandwich. I can take any excuse to pick up a nice piece of steak and barley sear it to medium rare perfection and the thought of combining that tender steak with a flavourful chimichurri sauce and a sweet corn and red pepper salsa all wrapped up into a sandwich was impossible to resist. Luckily I was still able to get some corn at the farmers market the week after I got back from my vacation and I got a chance to make these delightful sandwiches. Although you have to cook a steak, make the chimichurri, make the salsa and then assemble everything into a sandwich, it is definitely worth the effort as these sandwiches are packed with flavour! I tried some of the leftovers with some crumbled feta and the saltiness complimented the sweetness of the salsa particularly well.

Chimichurri Steak Sandwiches with Roasted Corn and Red Pepper Salsa

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 pound steak (cut of choice, I used a rib eye)
1 tablespoon chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon oil
4 buns
1 batch chimichurri sauce
1 batch roasted corn and red pepper salsa (see below)
1/4 cup feta (crumbled, optional)

Directions:
1. Season the steak with chili powder, salt and pepper.
2. Brush the grill with oil.
3. Grill the steaks at high heat until done to your preference, about 2-4 minutes per side for rare to medium rare.
4. Set the steak aside, let rest for about 5 minutes and then slice thinly.
5. Assemble sandwiches and enjoy.

Roasted Corn and Red Pepper Salsa

(makes 2 cups)

Ingredients:
3 ears of corn
1 small red pepper (finely diced)
1 jalapeno pepper (finely diced)
1/4 cup sweet onion (finely diced)
1 handlful cilantro (chopped)
1 lime (juice)
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon hot smoked paprika (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Peel the husks of the corn back and remove the silk.
2. Pull the husks back over the corn and roast in a preheated 350F oven until cooked, about 30-40 minutes.
3. Let the corn cool and then cut the kernells off.
4. Mix everything.

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27 comments:

Pam said...

I love the sound of this sandwich!

Kelsey said...

it looks absolutely gorgeous, great range of colors

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

So gorgeous! What an irresistible sandwich!

Cheers,

Rosa

Joanne said...

This sounds like one absolutely delicious sandwich! The flavors seem like they are in perfect balance.

Chocolate Shavings said...

That looks delicious Kevin! I haven't been on your site in a little while but it sure seems that you've been cooking up a storm!

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Kevin. I love chimichurri, as a marinade for stead and a condiment.

ๆ„› - ใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ said...

That looks really good!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Wow that looks good!

vanillasugar said...

nice. love this kevin. must have and soon. have you ever made corn relish fritters?

CHIowa said...

WOW ... that looks amazing

Jess @ Bakericious said...

this look so delicious.

Alisa said...

This looks like my husband's dream meal!

Sophie said...

Waw!! Oooh,..Kevin: what amazing & tasty looking sandwiches: so special too!

♥peachkins♥ said...

it looks amazing,kevin!

Mo 'Betta said...

This just looks like all kinds of deliciousness!

Maven said...

This looks amazing - I love steak and I love chimichurri so all my bases are covered.

*Note to self* don`t come by this blog while hungry!

Meanwhile, have you ever tried Tyler Florences pork tenderloin with chimichurri - it`s also very good.

And ps... I made your corn fritters last night. They were To. Die. For. I plan to blog about them in the future and will link back to you.

The Duo Dishes said...

You've packed it all in one meal--veggies, spice, sweetness, good protein. Good one!

WizzyTheStick said...

Amazing looking sandwich and I love the addition of the chimchurri sauce

Pretty. Good. Food. said...

This sounds so good! The photos are making my mouth water!!!

We Are Not Martha said...

This looks like a dream sandwich!! And super juicy, which means lots of napkins are needed :) Best type of sandwich!

Sues

PreeOccupied said...

Looks so filling! I liked your Chimichurri recipe too. I have to give this a try at home.

Rod Mundy said...

That looks so good! I can't wait to try it!! Thanks...

Brian Kesler said...

This is a wonderful sandwich idea. I love the corn salsa. Delish!

Brian Kesler

keslerkitchen.blogspot.com

Kevin said...

vanillasugar: I have not tried corn relish fritters yet but now I am going to have to look them up!

diva said...

that must be SO delicious! i love that its really generously stuffed. yum

Lilly said...

Wow! I'll have to make this tonight!

bed frame said...

Wow! This is beautiful. I like the colors and I find it interesting.

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