Impress your Valentine with the Perfect Steak!

A tender, broiled steak can be one of the best entrées to impress your valentine. If it’s a pretty girl, your handsome new boyfriend, or even just your family, a perfectly broiled steak will leave your guest with a full belly and happy heart. If you plan on making a steak right, you should know which side dishes pair nicely with a delicious steak. Here is an age-old delicious steak recipe, along with some sides that are sure to have your valentine looking for seconds.

Seared Sirloin for Two

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Sirloin Steak (at least one inch thick)
  • 2 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Italian seasoning

Directions:

First and foremost, do not buy a cheap steak. At MaxDelivery we offer tender hand cut steaks and fragrant seasonings to take your steak to the next level. If you take the easy way out and get a cheap skinny steak, it is easy to notice the poor quality. MaxDelivery steaks are beautifully marbled, and have the ideal fat content for grilling. Begin by setting your steak out at room temperature. Let it sit at room temperature for about an hour per inch of thickness. By setting the steak out, you are allowing the core temperature of the steak to rise to room temperature. When cooking a steak, it is important that you start with a room temperature steak so it cooks evenly throughout. Next, season the steak about 30 minutes prior to cooking it. Be sure that you use olive oil FIRST. The rest of the ingredients can be added in any order, but it is imperative that olive oil goes on the steak before anything else, so the other seasonings will stick to the steak. Apply the seasonings evenly to both sides of the oiled steak. Also, you don’t want to “marinate” the steak. Sirloin is one of the better cuts of meat, and beef in general is delicious. By only seasoning the steak 30 minutes prior to cooking it, you can preserve the natural flavor of the beef, while enhancing it along the way. Finally, once your steak is seasoned and room temperature, you are ready to broil it. Set your oven racks 6 inches away from the heating element, and preheat your broiler and skillet to 500 degrees and allow 10-15 minutes for your skillet to get hot. Once your broiler and skillet are hot, place your seasoned room temperature steak on the skillet and close the door. Depending on the thickness of your steak, and how you prefer them cooked, cooking time will vary. A good rule of thumb is about 3 minutes on each side at 500 degrees. If you like your steaks more well done, add time. Likewise, if you prefer steak more on the rare side, decrease cooking time. Allow your steak to sit outside the oven at room temperature for at least 10 minutes to absorb any juices before serving.

Roasted Asparagus

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb fresh asparagus
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. ground paprika
  • 1 tbsp. parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Wash the fresh asparagus with cool water. Dry them completely, and place them in an oven safe pan. In the pan, drizzle the asparagus spears with olive oil, and add the rest of the seasonings and cheese in any order. Roast in the oven at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes depending on desired texture and thickness of each spear.

 

Cheesy Garlic Toast

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf of French bread
  • 1 tbsp of minced garlic
  • ½ stick of butter
  • ½ cup of mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese to taste

Directions:

Set the butter out so it will be softened by the time you need to use it. Cut the French bread vertically with a serrated knife so you have two long halves. Spread the butter on the bread, along with the minced garlic. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the bread also. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes, or until it has reached the desired crispiness. When it is done, take it out of the oven, and cut it into pieces. Serve warm.

 

The best part?  Avoid the lines and the craziness of the holiday and order everything online from MaxDelivery.  (Delivery in minutes!)

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