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Get in the mood with Turnbull's!
Treat your loved one to a steak supper this Valentine's Day from Turnbull's of Alnwick! Serve with a bottle of red wine and finish things off with a decadent chocolate dessert.
Whoever you are with this Valentine's day, you probably want a meal that is simple yet a nice treat and is something easy to pull together after work and enjoy followed by a quiet evening at home. Here are some suggestions for you:
Firstly, choosing your steak. If you like your steak to have a perfectly brown outside and a juicy, pink centre, opt for thicker cuts of meat over thinner ones. We recommend a fillet steak, it a special occasion after all! Thicker cuts of steak can develop a beautiful outer crust without drying out the insides unnecessarily.
Salt your steaks in advance and let them come to room temperature before pan frying. Salt at least 40 minutes in advance of frying. Salting too soon before cooking does the exact opposite of what you want to do: It brings the moisture out to the surface.
Oil the pan with 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil over high heat. Wait until the oil just starts to smoke. This means that the pan is ready to take the steak
Lightly place the steak in the pan and begin to fry. If the pan has raised ridges, you can set your steak in at an angle in order to give it a crosshatch pattern. Flip the steak only once to develop full colour on each side.
Cook the steak for anywhere from 3 to 6 minutes per side, depending on thickness and desired doneness.
About 2 minutes before steak is ready, add 2 tablespoons of butter into the pan, along with any herbs. The butter will give the steak a richer flavour.
A thermometer is your best bet for producing a great tasting steak consistently each time. Alternately, you can use the finger test. A handy electronic thermometer will only pierce the surface of the skin lightly and should be able to tell you if your steak is nearing the desired doneness.
Before your steak is done, remove it from the pan and set it aside to cool. Your steak will continue cooking somewhat even after you remove it from the pan. This is why you remove it before it's actually finished cooking. And, of course, let your steak rest for at least five minutes by covering it with a tent of aluminium foil.
Serve your steak and enjoy. You can either cut your steak into relatively thick slices or let your guests tuck into it on their own.
If that doesn't get you in a Valentine's mood, we don't know what will!
If steak isn't your forte, why don't try our Sausage of the Month? This month we have to offer you a Pork Sausage with Rhubarb and Date. This would go well with a smooth, buttery mash potatoe and plenty of seasonal vegetables. Or, try our Simply Cook Dish of the Month which is a Hunter's Chicken filled with a mature chedder cheese and a BBQ sauce and wrapped with bacon!
Finally, if you haven't already, make sure you join Turnbull's Customer Club! We're launching something exciting soon! To join, visit: www.www.turnbullsofalnwick.co.uk/about/customer-club.