WATCH: Prep the Perfect Steak Dinner for Valentine’s Day
Avoid the crowds and the traffic-we have an easy peasy menu that's easy to prep at home.
Steak just the way you like it, a light pasta to complement your meat, and dessert that doesn't take too much time to prep-we have your Valentine's Day dinner menu all planned out.
1-inch cut Porterhouse steak, about 600 grams
2 tablespoons oil
2-3 cloves garlic, peeled
sprigs of fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper, to taste
Prep the steak: pat the meat dry with paper towel. Generously season the meat with salt and pepper.
Heat pan over high heat and add oil.
Add the meat only when oil is hot enough and almost reaches smoking point. Sear for 2-2.5 minutes per side (medium rare), depending on the doneness desired.
Once you have flipped the meat, add butter, garlic and rosemary. Tilt pan and start basting the steak until done. Take out from heat.
Let the meat rest for another 5-7 minutes before slicing.
TOMATO AND BASIL PASTA
500 grams spaghetti noodles
2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
500 grams shrimp, peeled and deveined
500 grams cherry tomatoes, halved
1 1/4 cups white wine
salt, to taste
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
200 grams feta cheese, crumbled
1 Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
Make the sauce: Sauté garlic in olive oil until fragrant.
Add cherry tomatoes and cook until skins crack. Pour in white wine and simmer until liquid is reduced to half. Season with salt and pepper.
As soon as spaghetti is done, drain using a colander. Do not wash with cold water. Set aside a little of the cooking water. After draining, immediately place noodles in sauce; toss.
Tear basil leaves by hand and add to the pasta. Pour in reserved pasta water as well.
Turn off heat and drizzle extra virgin olive oil on top.
Transfer to a platter and top with crumbled feta cheese.
150 grams dark chocolate
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
In a double boiler, add all ingredients and mix them together until chocolate has completely melted. Consume while warm. Serve with sliced fruits.