Wow, this is a sandwich any man (or woman) would love to sink their teeth into, especially since we are using Filet Mignon. Oh, my goodness! This is to die for. Get ready to make it again and again.
- 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 2 cups of white mushrooms, finely chopped
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1/2 lb. filet mignon, cut in 1/3 inch thick slices
- 2 Ciabatta rolls
- 3 tbsp. red pepper mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup baby spinach, washed, dried and stems removed
Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and stir occasionally until they become soft (6-7 minutes). Season with salt and pepper and set aside to cool down a little.
Heat the panini pan and now brush the filet pieces with the remaining oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Lay the meat on the panini press, lower the lid and grill until seared on the outside but rare on the inside (3-4 minutes). Let rest for a few minutes.
Red Pepper Mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup roasted red pepper
- 1 small garlic clove, pressed
- 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
Combine the peppers, garlic, lime juice and cayenne in a blender until smooth. Stir in the mayonnaise until well combined.
Split the rolls in half and spread 1-2 tbsp. of the mayonnaise on each bottom half. Arrange the mushrooms on top and then a layer of the spinach. Lay the steak slices on top and replace the bun top.
Place the sandwich in the press, lower the lid and cook until they are browned and crisp 3-6 minutes. YUMMY!