Happy Valentine Day

So as I am wont to do I do something special. Be it a meal, or chocolates or flowers. But since the spouse lost his sight the flowers are a no go.

But the meal. I picked up some center cut filet mignon. I preheated the oven to 325F. Then  put a tablespoon and half of avocado oil in the cast iron pan. Set the temp to just below medium on the pan. And seasoned the center cuts with pink Himalayan salt and black pepper. About 3-4 minutes per side then into the oven for 15 minutes.

While that was going on I cut three strips of bacon into lardons  and chopped up two shallots. When the steaks came out of the oven I transferred them to plates. Then i set the pan on the burner and browned the bacon lardons about 7 minutes. Transferred the bacon to paper towel lined  plate and then cooked the shallots for 2 minutes in the bacon fat. Once that was done I put the cooked bacon back in and added perhaps 1/3 cup of half and half. Seasoned it with salt and pepper and spooned that right over the now rested center cuts. Had it with some sauteed spinach. It was perfect.

Let me tell you the sauce is a keeper. It tastes awesome. I’m thinking it would work on chicken, fish, pork you name it.

For dessert it was two each dark chocolate covered strawberries.


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