Love Me Tender Steak

Steak, potato, and asparagus

This is what we call our Love Me Tender Steak with twice baked potato and lemon parmesan asparagus recipe. This is a part of our Valentines week special because going out on valentines day can be VERY expensive. There’s no need for you to go out and drop 100$+ on a night that shouldn’t cost that much. Instead we opt to stay in and cook up a delicious meal while sipping wine all the night through. Speaking of saving some money, this is our favorite budget friendly cast iron skillet.

Steak, potato, and asparagus
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Love Me Tender Steak with Red Wine Scallions

This modern twist on steak and potatoes adds some love into your cooking.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Cost $40

Ingredients

Steak

  • 2 NY Strip Steaks
  • 1 Shallots
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • ¼ cup beef broth
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper

Twice Baked Potato

  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tbsp green onion diced
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • salt
  • pepper

Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

  • 1 package asparagus bottoms cut off
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • ½ cup parmasan
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • olive oil

Instructions

Steak

  • Take out steaks, sprinkle sea salt and grind pepper on all sides
  • Let sit for 5 minutes
  • Take 2 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp butter, heat in large skillet over medium heat
  • Once hot add rosemary sprigs and garlic to skillet
  • After a minute or two, after rosemary and garlic are fragrant, add steaks to skillet
  • After 5 minutes flip steak and use spoon to start basting top of steak with butter rosemary sauce
  • after 5 more minutes or until steak is to preferred temp, remove steaks from skillet and put on plate to rest
  • As steaks are resting, in small sauce pan, combine 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 clove crushed garlic and 1 rosemary sprig until pan is hot
  • Add shallots to pan and let cook for 2 minutes stirring from time to time
  • Add in balsamic vinegar, red wine and beef broth to pan
  • Let simmer and stir until mixture has thickened
  • Once it reduces and wine has been cooked down, spoon on top of steaks and serve

Twice Baked Potato

  • Take potatoes and wrap in wet cloth. Put in microwave for 5 minutes, flip and do another 5
  • Cut potatoes in half and start hollowing out inside with spoon (put contents in bowl)
  • Add sour cream, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, butter, salt, pepper and green onions in bowl and mix with potato contents.
  • After mixing together fully, scoop filling back into potato shells
  • Heat oven to 375° and add potatoes to over
  • After 15 minutes or until potato tops are browned, remove and serve

Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

  • Put asparagus on cookie sheet
  • Coat cookie sheet and asparagus with olive oil
  • Pour lemon juice, salt and pepper on top of asparagus
  • Grate parmesan over asparagus
  • Heat oven to 375° and add cookie sheet into oven
  • After 10 minutes remove asparagus and serve

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The simple art of cooking for someone is showing care and compassion. And that is something more than what you can show by just going to a nice restaurant. If you enjoy cooking as much as Val and I, there’s nothing more you can do than take time out of your day to focus and prepare a meal for someone. Food is an essential part of life and without it we’d die. You’re not only making something for someone you love, you’re making something for them to savor and enjoy. There’s nothing more romantic than that.

In coming up with this recipe, we wanted to give our readers something that was of restaurant quality and very simple to make. I know steak is something that is REALLY hard to mess up if you know the basics. Seasoning, Temp, and Rest. Those are the three keys to a good steak. The seasoning can be as simple as sea salt and pepper, if you have a good cut of steak but if not don’t fret, just make sure to tenderize well. Just cover both sides and let the meat absorb what you put on it. We added a couple more tips and tricks to this recipe to help impress your significant other and let him or her be amazed as you hit their flavor pallet with a haymaker.

We decided to go with butter, garlic and rosemary because whats a steak without a little extra love especially on a day about love? Well, below is the recipe and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did! On this Valentines day, we hope you feel loved and have someone to love! And if you are looking for something with seafood instead of our Love Me Tender Steak, try out our Marry Me Lobsta & Pasta. AMAZING but be warned of Phillip’s notes in the post! Hehe

From our kitchen to yours, cheers!

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