Cooking Valentines Day Dinner With Propane
This year, many couples are choosing to spend their Valentine’s Day at home. Whether you prefer the safety of your home or crowded restaurants just aren't your style, propane can heat up your kitchen on Valentine’s Day. No reservations required.
No matter if you’re sizzling up the perfect ribeye for two or whipping up a savory lamb chop for your sweetheart, check out all the advantages cooking with propane brings to the table.
INSTANT – No wasted time while preparing your meal, instant gas flames allow you to cook without the wait for burners to warm up or cool down.
SAFE – Propane gas turns off immediately, so you don’t have to worry about burning yourself while waiting for your cooktop to cool off. In the kitchen, safety comes first.
EVEN – Propane provides even heat distribution and more even heat across the bottom of pots and in the oven, which means fewer hot spots – no scorching the gravy or burning the apple pie!
RELIABLE– Unlike electrical appliances, many propane cooking appliances are not affected by power outages, so if the power goes out you can still prepare meals.
COST - It costs about half as much to cook with propane as it does with electricity.
The benefits of using gas fueled appliances are too good not to fall in love with propane. But if you’re still looking for the perfect recipe match, here’s a good one from thekitchn.com for the perfect steak.
2 ribeye or New York steaks (at least 1-inch-thick, about 12 ounces each)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 cloves garlic, smashed
2 to 3 sprigs fresh thyme or rosemary
Prep the steaks. Remove the steaks from the refrigerator about 30 minutes to 1 hour before cooking. Place them on a paper towel-lined plate and pat dry with more paper towels. This will help dry the surface of the meat, making a better crust.
Prepare the rest of the ingredients. Because cooking the steaks will go quickly with almost no hands-off cooking time, make sure you have the rest of the ingredients handy, as well as a probe thermometer and a clean plate for resting the steaks.
Season the steaks. Just before cooking, liberally coat the steaks with the salt, making sure to coat the sides of the steaks as well.
Heat the pan. Heat a 12-inch cast iron skillet over high heat for about 10 minutes; the pan should smoke just a bit when it is properly heated.
Cook the steaks. Carefully place the steaks in the hot pan and cook on the first side until enough of a crust has developed that the steaks no longer stick to the pan, about 1 minute. Flip and cook on the other side for 1 minute. Continue cooking and flipping for a total of 4 minutes.
Flavor and baste the steaks. Carefully add the butter, garlic, and herbs to the pan. Flip the steaks once more. Tilt the pan so the butter pools on one side and use a large spoon to baste the butter over the steaks. Flip again and repeat. Begin checking the internal temperature of the steaks at 6 minutes total cook time for your preferred doneness. Medium rare is between 125°F and 130°F.
Rest the steaks (optional). Transfer the steaks to the plate to rest for 5 minutes. While the steaks rest, prepare a pan sauce if desired.
Carve the steaks. Transfer the steaks to a cutting board and thinly slice across the grain. Serve immediately with the pan juices or pan sauce.
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