Our kitchen culture has no borders - more like blurred lines. So we love all cultures, and lately even more Brazilian food. Every time I come home with Gluten Free cheese bread or Gluten Free cheese buns from Rosalia's Family Bakery, everyone in my family is super happy. So I decided to develop a dinner around the cheese bun that they all love. My husband now wants this "all the time."
You can find the buns wrapped in plastic near the front counter. I first had one when my co-worker friend Darielle brought me one to work. What an awesome friend!
As an after school snack, the kids love these simply when I warm them in the oven for about 8 minutes on 375 degrees. They're cheesy and scrumptious!
One of the best things about Brazilian food is chimichurri though. Mine is quite rustic, a word I use when my food doesn't look all perfectly tailored and uniform.
For a slightly crisp topping, I decided on garlic - roasted baby kale. It's my 10 year old daughter Gianna's recipe. She researched it online and started making it for after school snacks. Spread a ton of kale onto a parchment - lined pan. Drizzle with olive oil, granulated garlic, and toss thoroughly.
The huge pan of kale crisps up down to almost nothing.
- 1 flat iron steak
- liquid aminos, tamari, or soy sauce
- turbinado sugar
- 4 cheese buns from Rosalia's
- 1 lb. of baby kale
- scallion olive oil
- juice of 1 lime
- 3 cloves of chopped garlic
- chopped cilantro
- crushed red pepper
- granulated garlic
- 2 shallots, finely sliced or chopped
- Marinate the steak in the liquid aminos and sugar a little while in a large sealable bag.
- Make the chimichurri by mixing the olive oil, lime, garlic, cilantro, red pepper, garlic, and shallots. Let sit.
- Mix the kale with olive oil and granulated garlic. Spread in a thin layer. Roast in the oven at 315 degrees for 20 minutes, toss, then cook another 10 minutes.
- Broil the flat iron steak 5 minutes per side, then let rest 10 - 15 minutes.
- Split the cheese buns and heat 8 minutes at 375 degrees.
- Slice the steak thinly on the bias against the grain.
- Layer the ingredients all together.