Posted by: Catherine | July 25, 2009

Steak and Roquefort Sandwiches



The first night my dad was here Bruce grilled steaks and I made Oven-Roasted Crispy Potatoes. I knew Bruce was dying to have a steak sandwich the next day when my dad and I went to the beach for lunch, so I asked him to wait for dinner and promised I’d make some really great ones. I got some ciabatta, Roquefort, baby arugula, and tomatoes…mixed a bit of Dijon into some mayo…and put ’em all together. Even Emma, who says she doesn’t eat steak because of Mad Cow (?!?!?), had  one.

A few bites into the first half sandwich, Bruce began wondering aloud, loudly, how it would be in the panini maker—actually, the ciabatta wasn’t the best, and he thought a light grill might help. We all offered up our second halves and the result was divine. The ciabatta was crispy on the outside, still slightly soft in the middle, and the Roquefort became melty, like a lovely sauce mingling with the steak as well as the arugula and tomatoes. When we make these sandwiches again, we’ll definitely grill them, at least lightly–you could also pop them in the oven for a few minutes, I bet.



  1. Delicious sandwich, love the roquefort!

  2. It is still early in the morning and these look marvelous! Steak and roquefort…mmmm.

  3. These look absolutely amazing. I love, love the idea.

  4. Where did you get that bread, it looks gorgeous!!

    • Christelle…This ciabatta from TJs looks better than it is (hence Bruce’s suggestion that we pull out the panini maker). I recommend La Brea ciabatta instead….

  5. Steak, arugula, roquefort – now that’s perfection. i also love the idea of a grillced bread with it. Do need to wait for lftover steak?

  6. These look so yummy, especially with the Roquefort!

  7. Seriously, it really looks scrumptious!

  8. yes please! I love a good steak sandwich.

  9. MMMMMM,…i would like to bite in that yummie filled ciabatta! Please,…

  10. Bruce grilled the steaks to perfection. Pinik-ish, exactly how I like my meat 🙂

  11. These look delicious. Love adding arugula to punch the flavor, compared to the boring lettuce.
    La Brea breads are one of the best in this country.

  12. OOOHHH!! These look so freaking amazing!! I love the close up shot, they must have been beyond wonderful!

  13. Oooh, if I made this for Sean he’d think his birthday and Christmas had come all at once. What a terrific combination of flavours.

  14. That’s such a great way to eat leftovers!!

    I have a panini press, but its like one of those gadgets you buy and you are going to use all the time and you don’t!

    Now you gave me a reason to pull it out again!

  15. Where do you get bread like that? It never works out for me!

    • Aly, this ciabatta came from TJs. Though I shop there regularly and swear by their products, the bread looked better than it really was. I recommend you try to find LaBrea ciabatta, which is always fantastic. Thanks for stopping by, Catherine

  16. Oh man that looks good. I really love blue cheese with steak. It’s approaching lunch-time here and I might just have to make a trip to the butchers.

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