TGE Recipes: How To Make A Fancy Steak Dinner with Pet Names

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This is a good way to put together a seemingly fancy dinner that’s actually pretty easy.

A Fancy Steak Dinner with steak, asparagus and baked potatoes 

What you’ll need:

  • Steak (sirloin or ribeye work. I’m also sure you could also use a good veg substitute and keep everything else the same)
  • Potatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Thyme
  • Garlic
  • Salt (or sea salt)
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Butter

The potatoes:

Preheat the oven to 300. Rinse and scrub the potatoes in cold water, then poke a few holes in them with a fork. Dry them off then rub a little olive oil and sea salt on them. If you like garlic, throw a little minced garlic in the pan as well. Get ready to take a break because these take 90 minutes to cook. Go read a book or something!

The steak:

When the potatoes have 20 minutes or so left, it’s time to start on the steaks. Heat a little olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add a little minced garlic if you’re into that. Salt and pepper the steak. Rub it in with just a little olive oil then throw a pinch or two of thyme on the steak and in the pan. Now throw it in the pan! They key now is to watch the sides of the steak changing color. When it starts getting dark close to the top, it’s time to flip it. Testing the firmness is a good way to see how close to done it is: the firmer, the more well-done. I suggest just cutting halfway through to make sure it’s cooked to your preference. Once it’s almost done (usually 10-15 minutes), slice off a tablespoon or so of butter and let it melt in the pan, scooping it over the steak. Take the steaks out and cover them immediately to keep warm!

The asparagus:

As soon as the steaks are out, throw the asparagus in the same pan. Turn up the heat a bit and add a little more olive oil. Cook them to your preference (I’d say let them get mostly floppy, but keep the bottom ends crunchy).

That’s all! You’ve made a fancy steak dinner! Pair with your favorite red wine and put on a Supremes record in the background.

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