So let's talk about boys and food.
Boys are awesome.
Food is awesome.
Boys like cookies, bananabread and crumble.
I know this.
I did the research for you.
Boys don't particularly like heart shaped carrots.
Neither fancy salads with yoghurt vinaigrette or light mayo.
They will eat it ... if they are well-educated at least...
But it won't make them fall in love with you all over again.
We do want them to fall in love with you all over again.
Preferably every evening.
So this is my advice for valentine's day:
Cook the boy some steak.
Boys like steak.
Mr. Boyfriend likes steak.
He likes it real good.
So for valentine's day I'll cook him some steak.
Even better; I'll make it a burger-ish one.
For you and your loved one.
Slightly adapted from Jamie Oliver - 30 minute meals
300g rump steaks
a sprig of fresh thyme
1 ciabatta loaf
A small handful of jarred peppers
A couple of sprigs of fresh flat-leaf parsley
As much Mayo/ Horseradish sauce as you prefer, to serve
A large handful of prewashed rocket
one: put a gridle pan on a high heat. Sprinkle the steak with salt & pepper, pick and scatter over the thyme leaves, and drizzle with olive oil. Rub the flavours into the meat. Flip over and repeat on the other side of the meat.
two: put your lovely peace of steak into the hot griddle pan to cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side for medium rare, or longer if you prefer. Make sure your pan is reeaaallly hot.
Jamie notices: "This depends on the thickness of your steaks, of course, so use your instincts and cook them to your liking. Wash your hands."
three: finely chop the peppers.
This is the part where Mr Boyfriend likes to pretend he's a real chef. He makes a lot of noises as if he is workin in a busy restaurant and chops the shit out of these peppers. You may do this too. It's fun.
four: slice up the steak in strips.
five: halve the ciabatta. If you want you can now put it in the oven for a while to heat it up a little. I recommend it, but it isn't necessary.
six: spread over the horseradish or mayo, then arrange the rocket leaves on one half.
seven: lay the steak slices on top.
eight: scatter the chopped-up peppers from the board and drizzle it all over the steak. Close the ciabatta and serve.
ps. I didn't change much from the original recipe. Less meat and a substitute for horseradish and that's about it.
pps. If you're looking for a full-course dish; you should check out the menu from which this is just an abstract.
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Music to pair with: Bad things - Jace Everett