Monday, May 21, 2007

A Perfect Dinner for One

I was home alone. Needed a treat.

A piece of aged rib eye steak, best part of an inch thick - hung for about 35 days.

At the highest flame, heat ridged grill pan for 10 minutes. Then put steak in the centre of the pan. Do not reduce the heat.

1 beef steak tomato - (possibly) so called because they are great with steak - cut in half.

Put tomato halves next to the meat in the pan. Season generously.

Scrub a few jersey royal or cornish new potatoes.

Put them into a small pan with salted water to cover, bring to the boil and simmer.

Wash a little bunch of rocket.

Arrange artfully on your favourite dinner plate.

Turn tomatoes and steak and season. Cook for another 4-5 minutes then turn off the heat.

After another 5 minutes, drain the potatoes and put them next to the rocket and top with a knob of butter.

Lift the tomatoes onto the plate with a fish slice and finally the steak.

Consume with pleasure.

This is not the only perfect dinner for one, but it is definitely one of the best.

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