Monday, February 13, 2017

Chocolate Balsamic Steak for Valentine's Day Dinner

Happy Monday! We are currently in Vail, Colorado on a ski trip with our friends, but I wanted to pop in real quick and share a recipe that's perfect to make if you're staying in tomorrow for Valentine's Day! I mentioned in this post that we sometimes stay in and cook together on Valentine's Day (especially when the holiday falls in the middle of the week like this year), and this recipe for a chocolate balsamic covered steak is something we've made in the past and loved!

Chocolate on a steak? Might sound odd but I promise you it's delicious... I mean, chocolate on anything is delicious, right?! The chocolate balsamic takes a filet to a whole new level - and paired with some red's a match made in heaven! I got my chocolate balsamic vinegar at a local Olive Oil store, and they might even have it in grocery stores this time of year. Of course, you can always purchase a bottle on Amazon! Serve the steak with your favorite sides (I paired ours with roasted potatoes and asparagus), and you've got yourself the perfect Valentine's Day meal at home!

Chocolate Covered Balsamic Steak:

2 Filets (ours were about 6 ounces each)
Salt and Pepper
Butter (about 1 tablespoon)
Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar

Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Season steaks on both sides
Melt butter in a cast iron pan on medium high heat
Sear both sides of steak in skillet (2 minutes on each side)
Transfer skillet to oven and cook without turning for 3-5 minutes
*about 3 minutes will be medium rare
Remove steak from oven and skillet and let rest 5 minutes
Plate steak and cover with desired amount of chocolate balsamic vinegar

That's it - super simple but so yummy! Of course, you can always cook your steaks however your prefer (if using a cast iron isn't your thing). Just top with the chocolate balsamic after cooking! Alright, I'm keeping it short and simple today because we are about to hit the slopes this morning! Hope you enjoy the recipe and thanks for reading!!

PS. I realize my flatware is not placed properly in the photos! Hahahaha.. don't judge - didn't realize until after the photos were taken! #bloggerproblems #whoops

Photos | Catherine Truman