Monday, August 23, 2010

Bison Battle Sandwich Smackdown Entry

Doggybloggy over at ChezWhat is hosting the current Culinary Smackdown, with the noble sandwich as the theme.

It was tight for me with school starting and a computer issue at home, but I did manage to create a simple, tasty sandwich with a native species tucked in between some French bread and garnished with a dose of Argentinian sauce.

My main ingredients were:
  1. A small bison steak.
  2. Fresh spinach
  3. French bread
  4. Portobello mushrooms
  5. Chimichurra sauce

I grilled the steak in butter and olive oil in a hot cast iron skillet. The steak was only seasoned with black pepper and kosher salt prior to cooking.

While the steak was grilling, I sliced a loaf of fresh French bread, buttered each slice, and then toasted them on a hot griddle.

When the bison steak was almost ready, I added sliced mushrooms to the pan to saute in the bisony, buttery drippings.

The sandwich was assembled by setting a bed of fresh spinach and mushrooms on top of one slice of toasted French bread.

The bison steak was then sliced thinly, piled atop of the spinach, and drizzled with chimichurra sauce.

After assembly, it looked something like this!

Both taste testers pronounced it very good ... although two sandwiches were needed for verification purposes.


LaDivaCucina said...

Ok, nothing can really beat a steak sandwich, can it? bwahahahaha!!!! WE SHALL SEE!

I do love steak sammies, esp. with blue cheese and sun dried tomatoes! AND French Dip but I digress! Glad to see you participated, great job, FC!

Karl said...

Good afternoon FC,

That's a fine looking sandwich. I'd be willing to bet, you'd have a hard time finding a taste tester that wouldnt ask for a second one.

Heff said...


Looks good.

Velva said...

Your bison steak sandwich rocks. Nice.

intuitive eggplant said...

Fantastic entry, FC! I love buffalo - especially when I'm lucky enough to find steaks, not just burger. And chimichurri to round out your 'wich just rocks! Great job!

Thunder Dave said...

Looks tasty! I made some gyro's out of a mixture of ground lamb and ground bison and it turned out great!