Grilled Habanero Steak Sandwiches

Grilled Habanero Steak Sandwiches
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 boneless strip steak (about 1 lb.)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 large cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 6 orange habanero chiles
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons EVOO, plus more for brushing
  • 1 lime, zested, plus 1 1/2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 baguette, split and quartered
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup baby spinach


Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Season the steak and grill, about 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest.

Lower heat to medium; wrap the garlic in foil and cook until soft, 15 minutes. Grill chiles 6 minutes, turning occasionally.

Squeeze the garlic from its skin into a food processor. Stem and seed the chiles then add to garlic along with EVOO, lime juice and sugar. Pulse to a paste and season with salt.

Brush cut sides of the bread with EVOO and toast on the grill. In a bowl, stir together the mayo, lime zest and 3 tbsp. water.

Thinly slice the steak. Spread chile paste on baguette bottoms and some lime mayo on baguette tops. Divide the steak and spinach among sandwiches.