Swoon Over Steak Dinner: 4 Meaty Meals to Make on Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day may be all about hearts, roses and chocolate, but when it comes to indulging in a fancy dinner on Feb. 14, look to a juicy, meaty steak to treat your sweetie. On this morning's all-new episode of The Kitchen, Katie Lee prepared the ultimate in beefy decadence: filet mignon. She opted for a filet cut of beef to guarantee soft, buttery meat, then she doctored up the dish with sides of golden-brown potatoes and simple asparagus studded with pine nuts. Read on below to find three other ways to serve a simple yet stunning steak supper for your valentine.
For a lighter alternative to the classic steak dinner, try Food Network Magazine's Steak Pizzaiola (pictured above), ready to eat in only 35 minutes. This healthy recipe boasts seared sirloin steak simmered in a bold tomato sauce with bell peppers and onions, plus a pinch of red pepper flakes to offer welcome spice.
Alton Brown lets the rich flavor of meat shine in his simply seasoned Pan-Seared Rib Eye. The secret to making his recipe is following his cooking technique: First heat a cast-iron skillet both in a screaming-hot oven and on the stove, then add the steak to it and cook for just 30 seconds per side before moving it to the oven for only two more minutes.
Offering an eat-with-your-hands approach to steak, Sunny Anderson's Steak Fajitas with Chimichurri and Drunken Peppers from Food Network Magazine feature layer upon layer of flavor all rolled up into a warm flour tortilla. Start with a bed of thinly sliced marinated steak, then dress up your fajitas with toppings of beer-caramelized poblanos and a smear of bright lemon-herb sauce for over-the-top taste and presentation.
Check out The Kitchen's Sweets for Your Sweetie episode for even more decadent Valentine's Day recipes.