On the latest edition of Munchies, chef/rapper Action Bronson stopped by Vice‘s kitchen to provide his own take on a simple butcher’s sandwich. Starting off by salting and searing a piece of rib-eye, he adds Calabrian chiles, a smear of madre de sagrantino (grape must from a wine barrel left since 1989), and tops it off with some ricotta salata, fresh basil and Tenuta Di Capezzana 2015 olive oil, all between a fresh loaf of semolina bread. Take a look at the mouthwatering clip here and check out the recipe below.
1 boneless ribeye, at room temperature
kosher salt, to taste
some good olive oil, to taste
seeded semolina bread
madre de sagrantino (grape jelly mixed with red wine)
calabrian chile paste
sea salt, to taste
1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Season the ribeye with some freedom on both sides with salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Add the steak to the skillet and cook, flipping once and making sure that the steak is flat so it gets all that good good crusting while it cooks, until cooked to desired temperature. Transfer to a cutting board and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before carving.
2. Take your semolina roll and slice it in half lengthwise. Slather some of that madre de sagrantino on the inside of the bottom half and some calabrian chile paste on the inside of the top half. Top with some slices of the steak and drizzle it with some more olive oil. Season it with sea salt and add some basil leaves and shaved ricotta salata. Drizzle with a little more olive oil and get into it.