Like hamburger, but more posh 11 May 2020

When it's done

Start with the relish. Take a large frying pan, peel the onion, chop it into little pieces, and chillies, fry over medium heat for about 5 minutes until it becomes a bit soft. Cut the tomatoes in half, add them to the pan, cook for 5-8 minutes until they collapse. Add the vinegar, cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add the chopped basil, set aside.

Sauce: combine the mustard and mayo, set it aside.

Heat the frying pan to about 200°C until it’s so hot it almost smokes. Add some oil. Grind salt and pepper to a board and roll the fillet in it. Put the steaks in the oil, flip them after 30 seconds. Add the chopped garlic and butter. Keep flipping them every 60 second until it’s ready, bathe them in the butter, don’t forget to sear the sides.

Remove the steaks from the pan, get rid of the butter and garlic, use the remaining oil/butter to toast the ciabatta slices drizzled with olive oil.

To serve, put some sauce on the bread slices, add some thickly sliced steak, put some relish on it, add some ruccola.

Done. Thanks Gordon.

Shopping list


  • Olive oil
  • Two big slices of steak
  • 2-3 pieces of garlic
  • Butter
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper


  • Olive oil
  • Half of an onion, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • Some chilli
  • 200g-ish of cherry tomatoes
  • 1-2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh, shredded basil leaves


  • 3 units of mayonnaise, 1 unit of mustard, both good quality otherwise tastes crap

Toasted ciabatta

  • Ciabatta (duh!)
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