The beginnings of a romantic dinner
I'm pleased to announce that yesterday was my 6th wedding anniversary. It rather sneaked up on me, as I'm sure most busy, working parents of young children can appreciate. I hadn't made any special plans, I was just hoping to get the kids to bed by 7:30 so that I could have a moment to breathe.
I was lucky enough to have an extra large 500gr US Grain Finished T-Bone steak in the freezer, and it had been in the fridge to thaw, so I put it on a plate and let it come to room temperature on the kitchen counter while we herded the cats--I mean the kids-- through pyjamas, teeth brushing, bed time stories and good night kisses.
The 6th wedding anniversary is considered the "Iron Anniversary," and here I was with a "Lover's Steak" to fry up in an orange Le Creuset Heavy Iron griddle pan that we received as a wedding gift. The kids were sound asleep in their beds. Sometimes the stars smile on me.
The Meat Me At Home crew had just finished a 3 day photo shoot, and I vaguely remembered Chef Rebekah setting up a beautiful image of the T-Bone "Lover's Steak," and that it might just be within my abilities to try to recreate it.
Much to the surprise and delight of my darling husband, in the space of about 15 minutes, I made a dramatic entrance from the kitchen carrying a tray filled lovingly with a T-Bone steak cooked to perfection--his side medium, my side medium rare!
With Valentine's Day soon upon us, I can happily and heartily recommend treating the someone you love to a loving T-Bone steak.
US Grain Finished Extra Large 500gr T-Bone Steak
A heavy cast iron skillet--the griddle pan makes the sear marks on the steak, but a regular heavy skillet is fine too
I carved the two sides of the steak off the bone, and cut them into bite sized strips. I carefully put it all back together, as shown in the photo below.
A steak to share
We had a great time enjoying this steak, and we did feel like we had a special, romantic, Pop-up Secret Supper Club dinner party for two on our Iron Anniversary. Next year is our Copper Anniversary, I see a mixing bowl in my future.