Valentine's Day in Australia is a summer affair, filled with balmy evenings, starlit skies, and the promise of romance in the air. While flowers and chocolates are lovely, nothing speaks the language of love quite like a perfectly cooked steak.
Our Prime T-Bone steaks with Red Wine Reduction captures the essence of love and luxury. The Angus T-Bone steaks, known for its marbling and tenderness, becomes an epitome of culinary perfection when paired with a silky, rich red wine sauce. It's a dish that, much like love, offers a multitude of sensations - from the seared crust of the steak to its juicy interior, and from the deep notes of the wine to its aromatic herbs.
So, this Valentine's Day, why not bring the restaurant experience home? Create a meal that's not just delicious, but also a testament to the love and care you share.
2 Black Angus Yearling T-Bone steaks,
about I-inch thick
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tbsp olive oil
FOR THE RED WINE REDUCTION
1 cup good-quality red wine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 sprig rosemary
1 sprig thyme
2 tbsp butter
Steak Prep: Take the steaks out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes prior to cooking. Season both sides generously with salt and pepper.
Red Wine Reduction: In a saucepan, combine red wine, minced garlic, rosemary and thyme. Simmer on low heat until the mixture is reduced by half. Strain the sauce to remove herbs and garlic. Return to heat and whisk in butter until the sauce is velvety and glossy. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.
Cooking the Steak: In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, place the steaks in the skillet. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare, adjusting the time based on your desired level of doneness.
Resting & Serving: Remove the steaks from the skillet and let them rest for 5 minutes. This ensures all the delicious juices are retained. Plate the steaks and drizzle with the red wine reduction.