Monday, April 4, 2011

April 4: Sliced Grilled Steak on Blue Cheese Biscuits with Watercress, Sour Cream, and Sliced Tomatoes

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons grill seasoning, such as McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
   Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds flank steak
1 8-ounce package buttermilk biscuit mix, such as Jiffy brand
1 cup blue cheese crumbles
1 vine-ripe tomato
1 small bunch of watercress, trimmed and cleaned
4 tablespoons sour cream

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill to high heat.

Mix together the garlic, grill seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Whisk in the EVOO. Pour into a 9x13-inch glass dish or a sealable plastic bag.

Add the flank steak and coat it evenly in marinade. Let stand for 10 minutes.

While the steak is marinating, prepare the biscuits. Place the biscuit mix in a bowl, add the blue cheese crumbles, and mix with a fork to distribute. Add water, according to the package directions.

Once combined, dump the biscuit mix out on a cutting board. Using your fingertips, press out the mix into a 1-inch-thick square. Divide the square with a knife into 4 squares.

Arrange the biscuits on a foil-lined cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the biscuits are cooked through and the bottoms are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Grill the flank steak for 6 to 7 minutes on each side or to your preferred doneness.

Remove the flank steak from the grill and let the juices redistribute before slicing.

Thinly slice the tomato and coarsely chop the watercress; reserve.

To serve, thinly slice the rested meat on an angle, cutting against the grain. (To make easy work of the slicing, use a sharp knife.) Split each of the four biscuits in half. Arrange a slice or two of tomato on the bottom of each biscuit. Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Top the tomatoes with some of the sliced steak. Top that with a  dollop of sour cream and a little of the chopped watercress. Set the biscuit top in place or slightly to the side. Wow! What a looker!


This was a delicious dinner. Much better than the last time I made it. Here's why: Last time, the biscuits were very bland. This time I doubled the amount of cheese from 1/2 cup to 1 cup. Yum! Also, I used watercress... I have never had it before and it is quite tasty. I must have used spinach last time which is much blander. The biscuits were a little crumbly, but the sandwich held together long enough for me to eat it :)

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