Cast Iron Steak
Date Night! Steak Night!
I like the idea of putting on my best shape-wear, dressing up in my closets' best, applying a full face of makeup, puckering up to a bold lip and going out to eat at a nice restaurant.
While I like that idea, I LOVE the idea of being at home, in comfortable clothes, watching a combination of Netflix, Cable TV and YouTube.
I am always looking for fun things me and my husband can do together, but I am not always a fan of getting dressed to leave the house.
One long YouTube night we must have watched 10 videos with recipes on how to make a delicious Cast Iron Steak. We are fans of cast iron cooking and rarely crave steak dishes, but watching so many videos, the next morning, when we woke up we knew we HAD to have steak!
We re-reviewed videos, took some notes and went out to secure the ingredients we needed. I am calling this:
Date Night Steak Night !
An easy recipe to follow and something you both can do together for date night!
Note: The measurement of ingredients are to my taste. Adjust seasonings to your taste. Let the universe guide you on the measurements!
1(lb) of Flank Steak (or steak of your choice)
1 bag of Baby Potatoes
Fresh or minced garlic
Any seasonings of your choice (Salt, Garlic, Thyme for example)
Soy Sauce (optional for marinade)
Place steak in a bowl
Add in 1/2 (cup) of soy sauce, 1 (tbsp) of minced garlic and 1/2 (tbsp) of thyme (optional) to a bowl
Let the steak marinade for at least 30 minutes before cooking
Baby Potato Work:
Heat up your cast iron
Cut potatoes into quarter pieces
Season potatoes to taste
Add 1 (tbsp) of butter to your cast iron
Add 1 (tsp) of minced garlic to your cast iron
Add in potatoes (sizzle sizzle)
Cook potatoes until golden brown and transfer to an oven safe dish
Place potatoes covered (with foil) in a low temp oven to keep warm
Add in a little bit of butter (let the universe guide you on the measurement) to your cast iron
Add in the steak
Do not touch the steak (4 minutes)
Flip the steak after 4 minutes and you should have a nice crust
Baste your steak to keep it moist
Let the steak cook for an additional 4 to 5 minutes for medium (The steak temperate for medium is around 140 degrees)
Remove the steak from the heat and let it rest while you work on the spinach
It is important to not slice into your steak until it has had a chance to rest
Once the spinach is ready, the steak is ready for slicing
Slice a few strips of bacon into bite sized pieces and add to a frying pan
Allow the bacon to brown off
Once cooked, remove the bacon from the heat
Drain some of the excess bacon fat out of the pan
Add in spinach, season to taste and sauté in the frying pan until slightly welted and warmed
Add back in bacon and give it a mix to evenly distribute the bacon
Now it's time for slicing and plating!
Place your steak on a cutting board
For flank steak, you need to slice against the grain
Plate. Pour a beverage of your choice. Turn off your phones. Enjoy.