VDay is around the corner and when it falls on a week day it’s kind of hard to find the time to go out and celebrate, especially if you’re both working. That doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate at home though. I’m a fan of easy, but delicious recipes that get dressed up and this recipe for steak is just that. You take a regular steak, season it with a couple of different spices, top it with gorgonzola butter and you have a FABULOUS dinner that will leave your significant other wondering if you’re trying to pull one over on them (“Did you ORDER this or did you MAKE this?”)
– 2 steaks (use your favorite cut – I’m using rib eye here)
– 2 tbsp garlic salt (If you don’t already have this in your pantry…GET IT! It’s super flavorful and will make whatever you add it to taste delish)
– 1 tbsp freshly cracked black pepper
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
– Gorgonzola butter (see below for recipe)
Make sure the steaks are at room temperature. If you’re grilling them, turn the grill onto medium heat. If you’re baking in the oven, pre heat your oven to 375 degrees.
Sprinkle each steak with 1 tbsp garlic salt and 1/2 tbsp freshly cracked black pepper and drizzle with the olive oil. Place on the grill, cooking for about 4 minutes (add an extra 2 minutes if you want the steak medium to medium well) then flip and cook for another 4 minutes. If you’re baking, cook for 7 minutes on each side.
When the steaks are done, remove from heat and allow them to cool for 5 minutes. This will allow the juices to redistribute in the steak so that when you cut it, the juices don’t flow out onto your plate.
To serve, add slices of gorgonzola butter to the steak (I would add 2 slices to each steak that are about 1/4 of a tbsp each) and sprinkle each steak with 1/2 tbsp of freshly chopped parsley.
For the gorgonzola butter, follow this recipe –
Hostess with the Mostess Tip: Make the butter ahead of time and marinate the steaks with the garlic salt, pepper and oil. Set them aside in the fridge if you will be serving later on in the day (make sure you take them out about 30 minutes before you cook them so they come to room temperature). By the way you don’t HAVE to marinate the steaks…the best part about garlic salt is it sets in immediately.
Dress to Impress Tip: The gorgonzola butter says it all with this dish. Your guests won’t quite know what to say because they’ll be in awe over how pretty their meal looks. If this happens, tell them to hurry up and start eating.