Saturday, June 16, 2007

Steak Dinner at Home

Hubby loves steak. To indulge him, I decided to cook some last night. Now, the steaks themselves are quite easy to make. The laborious part of making steaks are the sidings that accompany it. I paired our steaks with mashed potatoes with gravy, grilled shitake mushrooms and Caesar's salad.

Simple Steak
2 Tenderloin steaks
4 cloves of garlic, minced
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Worcestershire sauce

1. Rub steaks with garlic. Let stand for 30 minutes to infuse the garlic flavor in the meat.
2. Heat a stove top grill or charcoal grill. Just before grilling, add olive oil, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce to the steaks and rub very well.
3. Grill to desired doneness.
4. Let meat rest for a few minutes before cutting to seal in the juices. Otherwise, blood will ooze out on your plate. Ew!

Hubby likes his medium well. Cooked on the outside but still a bit red in the middle.

As expected, the steaks were an absolute hit with hubby. He finished his share and half of mine :-)

The homemade Caesar's salad dressing needs a bit of work though. Hubby's favorite dressing was the one that I made with raw egg yolks. I didn't want to use raw egg (I'm quite paranoid about salmonella poisoning) so I used cream instead. Oh well, back to the drawing board.

For dessert, I found some Paho Mangoes from the market. These are mini mangoes that are very sweet and succulent. It's so tiny, it barely fits hubby's palm!

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