Friday, 21 February 2014

Flavour Forecast : Brazilian-inspired Spicy Steak Sandwich

When I saw it as one of the culinary trends on the Flavour Forecast, I wasn't at all sure what Brazilian-inspired cuisine was all about so I went looking on for inspiration. Their quick and simple but nevertheless delicious-sounding Roast Beef Sandwich (also known as Baura if you want something more exotic-sounding) looked like a great place to start. I decided to swap the deli roast beef for some spicy seasoned steak and the result was amazing !

 Brazilian-inspired Spicy Steak Sandwich

(serves 4)


for the Baiano seasoning :

1 tsp Schwartz Paprika Hot
1 tsp Schwartz Ground Cumin
1 tsp Schwartz Onion Salt
2 tsp Schwartz Italian Herbs
2 tsp Schwartz Garlic Pepper
1/4 tsp Schwartz Perfect Shake Extra Spicy Cajun

4 crusty bread rolls or 1 baguette chopped in 4
400g steak
1 onion, sliced
1/2 red pepper
1 tomato, sliced
1 large gherkin or a handful of baby cornichons

First throw the seasoning onto the chopped steak (I cut mine with scissors for convenience and nice straight edges) and mix well.

Drizzle over a little oil and stir fry for 2 minutes, then add the red peppers and onions and continue to stir fry for a few minutes until the steak is just cooked and the peppers and onions are soft but barely cooked. (This will continue to cook under the grill so don't overdo it.)

Turn off the heat and preheat the grill. Slice open the rolls and layer slices of tomato and gherkin.

Pile on the steak and lay mozzarella on top.

Pop under the grill until the mozzarella has melted.

This is supposed to be street-food but I put way to much filling for the rolls to close ! It was messy to eat but tasted divine. 

Disclosure : This is an entry in the Foodies100/Tots100 Flavour Forecast recipe challenge with Schwartz/McCormick. 

 In 2014, global flavour leader McCormick, parent company of leading herbs and spices brand Schwartz, is celebrating its 125th anniversary. The yearlong celebration kicks off with the launch of the 125th Anniversary Edition of the Flavour Forecast (which I told you about here) and the Flavour of Together programme, with the goal of connecting people around the world as they share 1.25 million stories about the special role food and flavour play in our lives.  They would love for you to share your own flavour stories too and the company has pledged to donate $1 to United Way Worldwide and its UK partner Focus on Food for every story shared on the Schwartz website, Facebook page or other social channels.

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  1. Very attractive. My husband would love this. Thanks for linking up with #recipeoftheweek :) I've pinned and tweeted this post and there's a fresh linky live now. Hope you join in x

  2. My brother would love this As he loves steak, and spicy foods / meals.

    Rachel Craig

  3. Looks amazing, yum! Recipe of the Week

  4. Oh, that is yummy. Good you added some mozzarella, too.