Sunday, March 25, 2012

Malcolm's Fourth Annual Birthday Sandwich

      Malcolm had a birthday last Saturday, and that means sandwich time!  Every year around his birthday I invent him a surprise sandwich.  Last year, I made Malcolm a salmon sandwich with caramelized red onions and a delicious ten-ingredient mayonnaise.    
      This year, I found a use for my new cast-iron skillet, and made a steak sandwich.  I could have cooked the steak a little less, it wasn't as medium-rare as I was shooting for, but it came out tasty anyway.
Malcolm's 4th Annual Birthday Sandwich
      The sandwich was composed of roasted garlic mayonaisse, sliced steak, arugula, roasted red peppers, red onions, cucumbers, and goat cheese.  At the bottom of the post I have step-by-step assembly instructions if you're interested.  
     True to form, the rest of the "picnic" consisted of grapefruit Izzes (which required an entire second trip to Whole Foods), delicious cocktails, Whole Foods spicy olives, chips, and deviled eggs. Somehow this has become the tradition.
Here's the birthday boy and the spread!
Beautiful new egg platter from Crate and Barrel!  I gave it to myself as a Christmas present
     M liked his sandwich very much.  I'm glad, because he had a rough day teaching; he needed a pick-me-up.  
Here's the test.  Does he like it?  He says: "Mmmmhmmm".  Success!
      Whew!  Another birthday handled successfully.  I've done an Italian chicken sandwich, an open-faced stuffed portobella mushroom sandwich, a salmon sandwich, and now a Greek inspired steak sandwich.  What do you think should come next year?   

~Assembly Instructions Follow~  
Step 1: Spread Mayonnaise on the bottom and goat cheese on the top.
Step 2: Add arugula.
Step 3: Add steak
Step 4: Add cucumbers
Step 5: Red onions and marinated red peppers
Step 6: Enjoy!


  1. Looks delicious! I'm definitely going to steal this recipe.

  2. Awesome! Let me know how it goes!

  3. Oh my gosh, that looks fantastic!