Crumb Scene Investigates: Love on a plate, pan sautéed steak for 2

(Last Updated On: February 10, 2015)

Let’s express ourselves with a plate of love. This recipe is more of a technique than a recipe. Pan sautéed steaks, roast asparagus and smash potatoes and top with some butter. That sounds like love in every bite to me. These recipes are quick and easy to prepare for your sweetheart.

Pan seared steak 
2, 4-6 oz lean cut steaks
1 tsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Roasted asparagus
1 bunch of asparagus, cleaned and trimmed of hard stems
1 tsp olive oil Olive oil to lightly coat asparagus
Salt and pepper to taste
Zest of ½ lemons

Smashed potatoes
1 ½ lb russet potatoes, washed and dried
1 cup of heavy cream
4oz butter melted
1-2 cloves of garlic minced
Salt and pepper to taste
Green onion or chives to garnish

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep the vegetable first; microwave the potatoes on a microwave safe plate for 5-7 minutes. Once potatoes start to get tender place them in the oven and continue to cook them until they are completely cooked through. Remove potatoes from the oven tear open each potato and dig out the meat of the potatoes and place in a bowl. Heat the heavy cream in microwave for 45 seconds until hot. Smash the big chunks into smaller pieces, add the warm heavy cream and use a whisk to whisk together. Add garlic clove, salt, pepper and warm melted butter. Mix to combine to the consistency that you like, chunky or smooth. If too thick add more heated cream to thin out. On a foil lined baking sheet toss asparagus with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Roast in the oven for about 10- 15 minutes until tender and still have green coloring. Remove from oven and toss with lemon zest.

Heat an oven safe sauté pan or well seasoned cast iron pan with olive oil on medium high. Season your steaks with salt and pepper and any of your favorite spices, like granulated onion power and a small amount of cayenne. Place steaks in the pan and sear on each side until brown, about 3- 5 minutes, then place the pan in the oven to finish cooking the steaks until they are done. When you press a fork on the top of the steak and the juices run clear they are done. USE AN OVEN MITT to remove the pan from the oven and don’t forget THE HANDLE WILL BE HOT for some time so don’t move pan again unless you use an oven mitt to do it.

Crime solved with love ;).

About Chef Mariea Cobb

cropped mariea cobbI come from a long line of women who share the gift of food with their families. As a kid I loved learning and experimenting in the kitchen, that did not change when I grew up and trained at The Art Institute. As a pastry chef I am still passionate about the art of good food and the magic of a great dessert. My team and I are bringing Crumb Scene to life in 2015 and hope you will join us. 

Mariea Cobb – crumbscene@gmail.com

Crumb Scene Investigates: Love on a plate, pan sautéed steak for 2