Fillet of Beef Sandwich with Lemon and Rosemary Oil

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Filet of Beef Sandwich with Roasted Lemon and Rosemary

The year is almost over and there are just two Sandwich Wednesdays left. I can hardly believe that today’s creation is the 55th sandwich on the blog! Sometimes, when you do something so consistently and uninterrupted you lose any feeling for time. Since I started making sandwiches for eat in my kitchen every week, I have never thought about what I did the week before or what I would come up with for the following Wednesday. It’s been a natural flow guided by my mood, the season and my appetite for specific ingredients and so far it has never let me down. I look forward to all the sandwiches and other culinary adventures and treats to come in the new year!

This Sandwich Wednesday is special, today we celebrate Christmas in Germany. I always feel excited on the 24th December, happy and a bit hyperactive like a child waiting for Santa to visit. I’m lucky to be able to spend this day with the ones I love so much, to share the food we make together, a glass of Champagne and some nice Chianti. We will celebrate and feast today and tomorrow and maybe the day after as well, we’ll forget about our duties and worries and just enjoy what life gives us. No matter if it was easy or challenging at times, this year has been an amazing gift, and on Christmas, I take my time to feel grateful and humble for this great adventure!

As much as I love the sumptuous treats during the Christmas holidays, they still have to be comfortable and not too complicated, like my sandwich. I got a nice fillet of beef, just a small piece big enough to cover the slice of a rustic sourdough bread. This is just a little luxurious lunch before the big feast begins. First I fried some rosemary and lemon peel in olive oil to garnish the sandwich but I also made use of the aromatic oil to quickly fry the meat. I packed the fillet in between two slices of bread which I brushed with the rich juices and layered with crunchy rucola, the crispy lemon peel and rosemary and some crushed black pepper. A luscious sandwich which features the finest beef refined with citrus and the woody herb and if you still don’t know what to cook tonight, just make a sandwich!

I wish you a wonderful Christmas wherever you may be, with the people and the food you love, enjoy!

Merry Christmas! Meike xx

Filet of Beef Sandwich with Roasted Lemon and Rosemary

 

Filet of Beef Sandwich with Roasted Lemon and Rosemary

 Fillet of Beef Sandwich with Lemon and Rosemary Oil

For 1 sandwich you need

rustic white sourdough bread, 2 slices
beef fillet 100g / 3.5 ounces
olive oil 3 tablespoons
lemon peel 3-4 long strips
fresh rosemary 2 small sprigs
rucola, a small handful
black peppercorns, crushed in a mortar, to taste

In a heavy pan, heat the olive oil, lemon peel and rosemary and cook for about 2 minutes until the peel is golden and crisp but not dark. Take out the citrus peel and herbs, heat the oil and sear the beef fillet for a minute on each side.

Brush the bread with the juices from the pan, spread some rucola on one slice and put the meat on top, sprinkle with the roasted lemon peel and rosemary and some pepper. Enjoy!

Filet of Beef Sandwich with Roasted Lemon and Rosemary

 

Filet of Beef Sandwich with Roasted Lemon and Rosemary

 

Filet of Beef Sandwich with Roasted Lemon and Rosemary

 

Filet of Beef Sandwich with Roasted Lemon and Rosemary