This Valentine’s Day, surprise your sweetheart with an unforgettable homemade dinner.

Valentine’s Day is about showing your sweetie how much you care. Why not wrap up Cupid’s day of love with a NY strip just like the one we serve at Harry’s.

At Harry’s, our NY strip is served with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. In this post we’ll make roasted asparagus.

 

NY Strip with Blue Cheese Butter, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus

 

Blue Cheese Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

 

Directions

  • Blend butter, blue cheese, garlic, and pepper in a medium bowl. A fork is a good tool for doing this but you can also use a hand mixer.
  • Pack the butter in a small container and refrigerate until you’re ready to use.
  • Butter may be made several days in advance and even frozen.

 

NY York Strip

Ingredients

  • 4 8 to 10-ounce New York strip steaks, 1 to 1-1/2 inches thick
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

 

Directions

  • Let the steaks stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling. Brush olive oil on both sides and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Oil your grill or pan. Preheat until hot – a few minutes – to ensure a good sear.
  • Place the steaks on your pan or grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. If you want a medium cook, add a minute or two to each side. Subtract a minute or two for rare.
  • Remove steaks from heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Smear at a tablespoon of butter over each steak and serve.

 

Garlic Mashed Potatoes 

Ingredients 

  • 3 1/2 pounds russet potatoes 
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt 
  • 16 fluid ounces (2 cups) half-and-half 
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed 
  • 6 ounces grated Parmesan 

 

Directions 

  • Peel and dice potatoes so that each piece is roughly the same size.  
  • In a large saucepan, add the potatoes and salt, then cover with water.  
    Bring to a boil over and then reduce heat to maintain a rolling boil.  
  • Cook until potatoes fall apart with a fork. 
  • Then, in a medium saucepan, heat the half-and-half and garlic over medium heat until simmering. Remove from heat and set aside. 
  • Drain the potatoes then mash and add the garlic-cream mixture and Parmesan. Stir until combined.  
  • Let stand for 5 minutes before serving 

 

Roasted Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch thin asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil1
  • 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

 

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F
  • Place the asparagus in a mixing bowl with the olive oil. Toss to coat, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Arrange the asparagus onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.

 

To finish, plate and garnish your choice of herbs.

There you have it. A simple and delicious way to wow your Valentine this year. And, don’t forget, visit us May through October for great food, drink, live music and much more!

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