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Point Reyes Blue Cheese Steak Sandwiches

Steak Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions, Arugula & Point Reyes Bay Blue
Someday, instead of peas and carrots, we'll say that a really good pairing goes together like steak and blue cheese. At least, anyone who has tried this sandwich will. The simple richness of New York strip steak, seared to perfection, provides contrast to the sweet-sharp caramel flavors of Point Reyes Bay Blue cheese and peppery fresh arugula.
  1. 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  2. 2 yellow onions, peeled halves, and thinly sliced
  3. 1 New York Strip boneless steak, 1-inch thick
  4. Salt, to taste
  5. Ground black pepper, to taste
  6. 1 fresh baguette, sliced in half horizontally (or your favorite sandwich rolls)
  7. ¼ cup mayonnaise
  8. ½ cup baby arugula, washed and spun dry
  9. 3 ounces Point Reyes Bay Blue, crumbled
  1. To caramelize onions, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and a pinch of salt to the pan and stir to combine. Cook onions uncovered, stirring occasionally, until they begin to brown and soften. Cover pan and continue to cook until onions are very soft and deep golden brown, about 20 minutes, still stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  2. Season steak with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in skillet over high heat until hot, but not smoking. Sear steak for one minute on each side. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking the steak for 7 – 10 more minutes, turning halfway through, until cooked to rare/medium-rare (or to your liking). Remove from pan and let steak rest on a plate covered with foil for an additional 10 minutes. Slice steak into strips against the grain.
  3. To assemble sandwiches, spread the top and bottom halves of baguette evenly with mayonnaise. Spread caramelized onions on bottom half of baguette, top with sliced steak, arugula, and Point Reyes Bay Blue. Slice and serve.
Adapted from THE FORK at Point Reyes Farmstead
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Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company

The Giacomini’s goal was to create something that would combine their mutual appreciation of farm fresh food, love for the land where they were raised, and desire to keep their family’s legacy alive for future generations. The dream was realized in August 2000, when the first wheels of Point Reyes Original Blue, California’s only classic style blue cheese, were made. Today, in addition to award winning cheeses, the Giacomini family of Point Reyes has expanded their business to offer farm-to-table educational experiences at The Fork, an extraordinary new culinary and educational center. Learn more at pointreyescheese.com

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