The almond-pepper sauce on these two-bite open-face sandwiches is delicious in its own right, especially as a sauce for grilled bread or vegetables.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
16 pintxos
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • For romesco sauce: In a small skillet, toast almonds over medium heat, stirring often until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Toast bread in toaster until deeply golden; trim and discard crusts. Tear into pieces and cool slightly. In a mini food processor, combine almonds and bread; process to fine crumbs. Add roasted peppers and vinegar; process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl.

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  • Wipe skillet clean. Add oil; heat over medium-low heat. Add the chopped garlic; cook until just fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove pan from heat; stir in smoked paprika. Scrape contents of pan into roasted pepper mixture; stir well to combine. Season to taste with salt. (The romesco can be made up to 2 days ahead and kept refrigerated, tightly covered. Thin with water, if desired.)

  • Bring steak to room temperature before grilling. Season generously with salt and black pepper. Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Oil the grill rack; add steak. Grill, covered, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and grill 2 to 3 minutes more or until internal temperature reaches 145° for medium-rare. (If using flank steak, grill 5 to 6 minutes on each side.) Transfer to a platter; let rest 10 minutes.

  • Brush one side of baguette slices with oil. Place oiled sides down on rack and grill, covered, directly over medium heat until toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a platter, toasted sides up. Rub toasted sides with the halved garlic clove, then sprinkle with salt.

  • Thinly slice steak across the grain. Top each baguette slice with a bit of steak and a dollop of romesco.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 26mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 19g; mono fat 7g; poly fat 1g; sugars 1g; protein 11g; vitamin a 273.1IU; vitamin c 8.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1.7mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 6.7mcg; vitamin b12 1.5mcg; sodium 325mg; potassium 167mg; calcium 17mg; iron 1.2mg.
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