Thai-style steak sandwiches
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
- 1 lime, juice only
- large pinch caster sugar
- 2 steaks (such as sirloin, ribeye, bavette), approx. 175g/6oz each
- 4 ciabatta rolls (fresh or bake-at-home variety)
- Japanese-style mayonnaise, to serve
For the salad
Whisk together the fish sauce, chilli sauce, lime juice and sugar. Place the steaks in a large plastic food bag and add most of the marinade, reserving 1½ tablespoons to dress the salad. Seal the bag and leave the steaks to marinate in the fridge for at least an hour, or preferably overnight.
To make the salad, mix all the ingredients together with the reserved dressing.
Bake the ciabatta rolls according to the packet instructions, or, if using fresh, gently warm in a low oven.
Meanwhile, heat a large griddle pan over a very high heat. Cook the steaks for a few minutes on each side, until cooked to your liking. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes.
Halve the ciabatta rolls and spread generously with mayonnaise.
Trim any excess fat off the steaks and slice thinly. Divide between the four rolls, top with the salad, and serve immediately.
Japanese mayonnaise is richer and creamier than European-style mayo; it is made with rice vinegar and is usually sold in a squeezy bottle. If you can’t find it, you can use regular mayo instead.
The steaks could be cooked on a barbecue instead of a griddle.