Introduction: How to Impress Your Girlfriend or Wife With Easy Cooking.

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Want to impress your girlfriend or wife with your cooking skills?

Then this recipe will fit your needs.

In about 25 minutes you will have a perfect lunch or dinner for your most loved one.


Just follow the steps...

Step 1: Getting Ready...

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Ingredients that you will need:
- 3 or 4 Yearling cow steaks (around 125gr each)
- Butter
- 2 Spoons of Virgin olive oil
- Pepper mixture (Black, white and red pepper)
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- 1 Glas of table white wine
- Salt
- 1 Baguette (Bread)

For the salad:
- Fresh young leaves mix (Lettuce, spinach and rucula)
- 2 Spoons of Virgin olive oil
- 1 Bag of italian spice mix for salad (90 ml)
- 1 Lemon
- Sweet corn (150 gr)
- Some green olives
- Sunflower seeds

In the US you should find most of the food in a freshmarket.

Step 2: Preparing the Steaks...

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First of all you need to clean the steaks of any fat left.

then you make some cuts in diamond shape in both sides of the Steak. ¡Careful, dont cut to deep!.

Put the pepper mix on both sides of each steak.

Then heat up a pan. Sprinkle some salt in it.

Once the pan is nicely heated, put the Steaks on it. Aproximately after 40 seconds, turn them on the other side. Do that 2 or 3 times until they're brown.


Step 3: Finishing the Steaks...

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In the mean time, we will prepare the next step for the steaks.

In a deep plate put 3 or 4 teaspoons of butter.

Sprinkle some garlic powder.

Once the steaks are brown, put them in the deep plate over the butter and garlic. Put another teaspoon of butter over each steak and sprinkle again some garlic and onion powder. Pour 2 spoons of virgin olive oil over the steaks.

On the empty heated pan, pour the glas of white wine and let it boil for 15 seconds. Then pour the resulting sauce over the steaks in the deep plate.

Put the deep plate in the pre-heated oven at 150ºC.

Depending how you like the steaks:
- for rare, leave it about 5 minutes
- medium, 10 minutes
- well done, 15 minutes

Step 4: The Salad...

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In the meantime, you can do the salad...

Squeeze the lemon and pour the juice in a glas, with 2 spoons of olive oil and the italian spice mix. Mix it with a fork.

Clean the salad under fresh water, put the salad in a bowl and add the sweet corn and olives.

Pour the mix over the salad. Then pour some of the sunflower seeds. Mix everything.

Now you are almost done!

Step 5: Setting All Up... and That's It!.

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Cut the Baguette in diagonal slices.

Set all up with some romantic candles and background music.

Pour some wine, in my case I used Italian Lambrusco Amabile (Red sparkling wine) and...

¡Bon appetit!

Comments

lemonie (author)2010-06-20

Why do you use garlic powder?

L

valhallas_end (author)lemonie2010-06-20

As opposed to actual garlic cloves? Or garlic salt? I use garlic powder because I don't like salty foods (I'm incredibly sensitive to salt's flavor), and garlic cloves, even when minced fine, often overpower all other tastes. But I am curious about Mr. Sushi's reasoning too.

lemonie (author)valhallas_end2010-06-21

It's a milder flavour then, that would explain it.

L

MrSushi (author)lemonie2010-06-21

You both are right. But in addition, let me tell you that this is easy cooking, so the least work you have to do the better (peeling and mincing onions/garlic is time expensive). Of course there is another reason too: with garlic and onion powder (it is ussually pretty dry) when you pour the whitewine/butter on it, it will absorb it, creating little pieces of 3 or 4 times its original size. Those are very tasty to eat with the steak.

lemonie (author)MrSushi2010-06-21


That's a tastily-detailed explanation, thanks.

L

valhallas_end (author)MrSushi2010-06-21

Hm, never knew about the last part - I rarely cook with any alcohol other than Chianti, Jack Daniels, or rum (fantastic tastes, I know). I do have to agree about the work, though - I am terrible at prepping garlic cloves...

wobblestar (author)2010-06-20

Looks good! Did she enjoy it? Mark

MrSushi (author)wobblestar2010-06-21

Try it yourself and then we compare results ;-D

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