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The point of all that was to say that the perfect steak dinner is the simplest steak dinner. It cannot include any of the following:
- Truffles (the naturals ones that are super-expensive and hunted by pigs--does that make them appealing or what? Can you tell I hate the taste of truffles?)
- A cheese that tastes stronger than the steak (like blue or stilton)
- Herbs (unless your husband/dad/boyfriend/etc. happens to be named Herb)
- A combined cooking time of more than 15 min. This excludes the baking of the potatoes and the resting time of the meat.
- Diet coke or any other effervescent beverage. Be a (wo)man. Its either red wine or water.
|The star of the show: Grain-fed organic striploin from the Friendly Butcher. |
Take out of the fridge about 1/2 hour before grilling so that it gets to room temperature. Season with freshly ground sea salt and pepper and then grill according to the Weber's grilling guide.
|Tomatoes & onions. Slice a nice, red juicy beefsteak tomato along with a few rings of vidalia onions and, of course, the s & p. Make sure the tomatoes never go in the fridge as they will lose all of their flavour.|
There you go. A perfect steak dinner that was easy to prepare and amazing to eat. It makes having to say home on a Saturday night because you couldn't get a babysitter (ok fine, you could have but you were just too tired and unmotivated to shower and actually wear something other than leggings and your husband's ancient red, holey sweatshirt) worth it.