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Asian Cheese Steaks with Wasabi Mayonnaise

Servings 8 cheese steaks
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 1 [2 1/2-3 lb] London Broil
  • 1/2 cup each canola oil soy sauce & brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 minced shallot
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • Canola oil
  • 1 green pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 purple onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cups fresh arugula washed and patted dry
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 8 ciabatta rolls or french baguettes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Wasabi Mayonnaise: [Mix together and chill]
  • 3/4 cups real mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp wasabi paste

Instructions

  • Rinse and pat dry the London Broil then place it into a one gallon size plastic storage bag.
  • Stir all of the marinade ingredients together until the sugar has completely dissolved, and pour it over the meat.
  • Seal tightly and place into the refrigerator to allow the meat to marinate overnight.
  • To grill, remove from the storage bag and discard the marinade.
  • Oil the grill grates, then sear the meat on both sides on medium high heat.
  • Lower the grill temperature to medium. Grill the London Broil until a meat thermometer registers a doneness of medium. [140-145°F]
  • Remove to a platter and cover with aluminum foil. [The meat will continue to cook while it rests]
  • To prepare the toppings: Pour a couple of drizzles of canola oil into a preheated skillet.
  • Add the peppers and onions and a tablespoon of soy sauce.
  • Stir fry the vegetables over medium-high heat until they're crisp tender then remove from the stove. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • To assemble, slice the meat very thinly, then layer with stir fried veggies and a slice of cheese. Place the subs under the broiler just until the cheese melts.
  • Arrange the arugula on top and slather with the wasabi mayonnaise.
  • Wasabi Mayonnaise: Mix the wasabi paste into the mayo 1/4 tsp. at a time, tasting as you go. Repeat until your desired level of heat is reached.
  • Chill until serving.

Notes

a) London Broil is a very lean cut of beef...if overcooked it can be extremely tough. Carve across the grain.
b) Wasabi is Chinese horseradish and it's readily available in the Asian foods section of the grocery store. If you can't find it use prepared horseradish instead.