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Steak and Watermelon Radish Sandwiches

Makes 4

Total Time
40 mins

A watermelon radish is, on first glance, a plain greenish-white root. But slice it open and it reveals a stunning fuchsia interior. They're also known as red-meat or beauty-heart radishes, and you can find seeds at Kitazawa Seed Company ( For this sandwich, we took a a classic combination--radishes and butter--and paired them with steak for a juicy, crunchy sandwich.

su-Steak and Watermelon Radish Sandwiches

Photo: Annabelle Breakey
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 1 large garlic clove
 1 pound flank steak
 4 ounces butter, at room temperature
 2 teaspoons chopped chives
 8 slices caraway rye bread
  Baby arugula leaves
 2 watermelon radishes, peeled and thinly sliced
Step 1

Put oil, garlic, and steak in a medium bowl and turn to coat. Let marinate 20 minutes at room temperature. Mix together butter and chives; set aside.

Step 2

Prepare grill for high heat (450° to 550°). Grill meat, turning once, until grill marks appear and meat is cooked the way you like, 8 minutes for medium rare. Cover with foil and let rest 10 minutes, then slice thinly across the grain.

Step 3

Spread one side of bread slices with butter mixture. Layer 4 slices with arugula, some sliced steak, and slices of radish. Top with remaining bread slices.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 528Calories from Fat 56
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g53%

Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 580mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 28g10%

Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Protein 29g58%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.