Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Shooter Sandwich, because that's how I roll

Last week, a friend who obviously knows me quite well sent me this link to a recipe for "The Shooter Sandwich" and suggested I make said sandwich as soon as possible.  I was out of town when I received the link, but as suggested, as soon as I was back home I did as told and created the masterpiece that is the Shooter Sandwich.

The sandwich consists of a largish sourdough boule, 2 ribeyes, 1 onion, sliced, 6 cloves garlic, minced, 2 tsp tarragon, 2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce, 1/3 cup bourbon, 4-7 oz. butter, prepared horseradish, and stone ground mustard.  Unfortunately, I did not have any ribeyes left from the 6 Ranch cow so I had to purchase beef for the first time in I don't know how long.

I'll let you click on the link for directions on making the sandwich, but the progression of the sandwich in pictures and my notes are as follows:

- I don't like mushrooms or shallots, so I substituted an onion.  It turned out spectacularly.
- You really do need to limit the searing of the ribeyes to 90 - 120 seconds per side.  I did 90 seconds per side, and it was perfect.  This sandwich would SUCK if the meat were anything more than very quickly seared, i.e. basically raw.

Also, I actually did light the bourbon on fire and got a picture of it, no less.

That's about it.  This was, I think, the best sandwich I have ever eaten.

Bon appetit.


  1. Wait a second... You don't like mushrooms or shallots, but YOU LIKE ONIONS?!?!!?

    It's like I don't even know you anymore...

    This sandwich looks so crazy! I've never heard of anything like it!

  2. Whoa!! Found you over at Santina's page. Suddenly I'm freaking starved. Holy moses woman!!

  3. S - I only like onions if they are cooked really really well, like, no crunch at all. But, ya, who would have thunk I would EVER eat an onion.

    Carrie - Glad you popped over to Princeton Eats Portland. You should make the sandwich. It really is the tastiest thing ever.

  4. I can't believe you said it should basically be raw. Actually, I can. I'm sure you really enjoyed this sandwich!