This sandwich was inspired by one of my favorite cocktail creations. It is savory with a hint of sweet, salty, and sour. The Angostora bitters brings the flavors together in a way that will rock your taste buds. This sandwich will make your friends believe you are a culinary genius!!
4B Lambwich (with Blackberry Jam, Basil,Bourbon, Bitters and Lemon)
1346 per serving
- 1 pound 1/2 inch thick boneless lamb leg steaks
- 20 dashes Angostora Bitters
- 2 Lemon
- 1/2 cup ginger beer
- 1/4 cup Colorado Straight Bourbon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
- fresh basil leaves
- siracha sauce
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- 1 cup crushed blackberries
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 vanilla bean pod
- 2 fresh brioche bakery buns, split
step 1- marinate the meat
in a gallon zip bag, add your meat, bourbon, zest of one lemon, ginger beer, 1 tbsp sirachi sauce, salt, and pepper. mix well. Set in refrigerator overnight to marinate.
Step 2- Make Blackberry Jam
I prefer to make this the night before I plan to serve the sandwiches. This will give the jam time to thicken. a. Combine crushed blackberries, sugar, juice of one lemon, and vanilla bean split in half in a sauce pan. b. Cook over high heat until boiling, approximately 5 minutes. Be sure to stir, as this will easily burn. c. Continue to cook on medium heat for approximately 15 more minutes. d. Remove from heat, remove vanilla bean, and put jam in the fridge in a heat proof container. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
Step 3- Cook the lamb
Preheat BBQ to med-high heat. Remove lamb from marinade and apply it to BBQ. Cook lamb to desired temp, turning at least once. I prefer a medium rare. Depending on the thickness of your lamb steak, this will take approximately 10-13 minutes. After removing from the BBQ, you will want to let your lamb steak rest for 5-10 minutes. This will allow the juices to seal in to the steak. Skipping this step will result in a dry steak, as all your juices will seep out.
Step 4- prep the sandwich
While your lamb is resting, you will want to assemble your sandwich. Slice lemons as thin as possible (be sure to remove seeds after you slice). slice the buns in half, and load up on blackberry jam, basil leaves, lemon slice, sirachi to taste, and feta cheese. Adding some extra Bitters directly to your buns will really kick this up a notch. After your meat is done resting, slice is thinly, against the grain. Add the lamb to your sandwich
Step 5- Impress your friends
Serve this sandwich with your favor side, and listen to the oohs and ahhhs as your friends compliment you on your culinary genius. Cheers!!!