For an unforgettable romantic valentines dinner that will rock your honey’s world, but not your time or your bank account, serve steak and lobster for two.
Steak and Lobster Make a Great Match
This classic, upscale-restaurant staple will make an impressive presentation at your valentines dinner. The easy recipe and small ingredient list mean you won’t be running around like a headless chicken trying to put together an elaborate meal. It’ll just look like you did.
Put some love on a plate with this tasty meal that will go straight through the stomach and into the heart of your lucky dinner guest.
Get the Goods
Since the ingredients used in this recipe are simple, you’ll get the best results from using top-quality selections. Visit the Butcher Shop for premium steak that will be the star of the show. Organic, grass-fed beef is more tender and juicy than other kinds. Don’t you and your honey deserve the best?
While you’re there, pick up fresh vegetables for sides. Use real butter and fresh lemons to make the flavors come alive.
- 2 lobster tails, still in shell
- 2 8-ounce New York strip steaks, boneless
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 cloves minced garlic
For the sides:
- Fresh asparagus
- 4 white potatoes, scrubbed and peeled
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons butter
1. Preheat the broiler with the broiler pan inside.
2. Split the lobster tails in half and pull them gently apart. Loosen the meat but leave it attached to the shell.
3. Brush two tablespoons of butter on the steaks and season with salt and pepper.
3. Place steak on broiler pan.
4. Meanwhile, mix the remaining two tablespoons of butter with garlic, lemon juice, and white pepper.
5. Brush the butter mixture over the tails and place them in the broiler.
6. Steaks will be done in about 10 minutes.
7. The lobsters will be ready in about five minutes when the skin is solid white and firm to the touch.
Mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus make the perfect accompaniments to steak and lobster. For pure indulgence worthy of a valentines dinner, use butter and heavy cream to make the mashed potatoes. Serve the asparagus with melted butter and lemon juice.
Ready for Romance
The perfect romantic beverage to pair with your meal is a rose’ champagne, rose’ cava or other sparkling pink wine. If you’re not alcohol drinkers, try a festive cranberry punch. To make it, mix two parts cranberry juice cocktail with one part sparkling white grape soda and one part pink lemonade. Stir the ingredients together in a pitcher and serve over ice.
Enjoy a delicious dinner with your special someone this Valentine’s Day, with a quick, easy but spectacular meal.