This little beauty is one to cook for those who are really special to you. It's a bit fancy, melts in your mouth and tastes delicious but doesn’t take forever to make (meaning you can enjoy the occasion too!). Serve it with a bottle of your favourite red.
- Bring steak to room temperature and pre-heat oven to 120°F
- In a small oven tray, lightly brush steak with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper
- Place the tray of steak in the oven and cook until the middle reaches 100-110°F. (This should take approx. 20 minutes for a 1 1/3" steak (from room temp)).
- Preheat a frying pan on high. When the steak is ready, place 1 tablespoon of butter in the pan with the rosemary twigs and garlic cloves. Sear until well caramelized, then flip. Allow the steak to sear for 20 seconds or so (on the second side), before adding the second tablespoon of butter.
- Baste the steak with the liquid butter and remove from the heat when well caramelized. Put the pan aside. The steak can be plated immediately.
Buttered spinach with pine nuts and raisins
- Heat 1 tablespoon of butter on medium heat. Sauté the finely chopped garlic until fragrant, then add the spinach and raisins. Add the second tablespoon of butter and pour in the remaining butter from the pan that the steak was cooked in (remove the rosemary and garlic cloves). Toss the spinach through the butter and raisins and remove from the heat once the spinach is wilted and glossy.
- Plate the spinach and sprinkle with the toasted nuts. Enjoy!
Serve with home-made sweet potato or potato wedges or boiled baby potatoes.