I must admit that I was a bad “fitness fanatic” today after work and instead of a potential workout I went to the grocery store to “stock up” on a few last minute items… of course what I really mean by this is that I bought enough Chardonnay, Sparkling Wine and Chocolate to survive a frat party? last through the looming winter snow-in this weekend 😉
So yea, those priorities were definitely straight today haha but hey, you only live once right! And there’s always tomorrow 😛 ExerciseTV, here I come!
Tonight was also “fancy dinner date night” in our house, and for a mere $10 or so we had a restaurant quality meal based around the beautiful Delmonico steaks I found at Tom Leonards yesterday (bc I apparently have a grocery store problem, as is becoming quite apparent….)
So here goes it friends:
Delmonico Steaks topped w/ Caramelized Onions & Bleu Cheese Sauce
WARNING: This is definitely a decadent not-your-everyday type of meal. However, when meals like this are enjoyed in moderation they can make an appearance in any healthy diet, at least that’s what I say!
First I started off by making some caramelized onions (hello mandolin, thanks for making this seriously the easiest thing evah)
- sliced onion
- balsamic vinegar
- white wine
- 1 tsp butter
- black pepper
- cooking spray
Just add the onions to a pan with some cooking spray, drizzle with balsamic, white wine & black pepper. Then cover and let cook for a good while (45 min?) until they get tender and sweet – finish off with the pat of butter and voila!
I’ve never made these before and oh.em.gee. were they fabulous!!!
Then it was steak time! A simple salt, pepper & oil rub was all the beautiful Delmonicos needed, then a quick sear in a hot pan followed by a covered low cook until cooked to about medium.
Not your low-fat steak friends, but holy yum the flavor of these freshly cut steaks was incredible…..
To finish off the steaks I also made a bleu cheese sauce using these guys, I mean seriously, can you go wrong with this?
Minced a garlic clove, dropped it into a small saucepan with some white wine and let it come to a simmer… then added the most delicious bleu cheese to the mix, stirring to incorporate (I used about half the wedge).
This Saga Bleu Cheese and is actually a Danish brie cheese (think soft & creamy) that is classified as a bleu cheese as it contains a delicate bleu mold that may not appear in other bleu cheeses – learn something new everyday huh?
Served with some fresh Italian bread too, such a treat!
All served up I present: Delmonico steaks topped w/ caramelized onions and bleu cheese sauce, veggies and fresh bread 🙂
The Man made the following statement, I kid you not: “Babe, this steak is better than any steak I’ve had at any restaurant, and you can put that on the blog!”
He had his steak with a side of pasta, veggies and bread — and I ended up trading him some of my steak for his veggies, that was alot of meat! (not going there haha….) 🙂
So all in all, date night-in was a super success! I tackled my first Delmonico and I think came out a winner 🙂 Must say that this was by far one of my fave meals we’ve had, not gonna lie!
Alright friends, I’m outta here – you better have a great night and I’ll see you tomorrow for Friday (can I get a fist pump for old times sake?!) 😛