for this year’s valentine’s dinner, i had planned to do a small 2pax dinner for my wife on 14.2.2016. ^^
we usually do not go out on the actual day as most places ridiculously ex & quality of food & service not great vis a vis price.
this time, i got some IQF (individual quick freeze) frozen cooked lobsters from giant couple weeks before, so i would do a gordon ramsay grilled lobster. ^^
we started with a white cucumber gazpacho with croutons.
it was very good, wonderful refreshing flavour of cucumber tempered with yogurt, red wine vinegar & olive oil. croutons were ok very crispy & moderate cheesy.
prawn pasta in spicy tomato sauce was very good. very tasty & wonderful tomato taste.
i used prawn stock, papa alfredo traditional italian pasta sauce & canned tomatoes, and reduced before tossing.
my gordon ramsay grilled lobster was the best.
i spooned the chilli garlic butter marinade over the lobster & left it in the fridge for 3hrs.
lobster was very flavourful with the chilli garlic butter, brandy flaming & hot grill.
lobster was very good really, meat was bouncy & very tasty, even though it could not compare with live lobsters.
the tangy tomato pasta complemented the lobster perfectly. ^^
my last course was the wagyu ribeye.
now i use the new method, rubbing the steak liberally with sea salt & pepper & placing in a 60degC oven for 2 hrs. that provided consistent medium rare interior & also did a bit of dry edging.
after that just 1 min each side on a very hot pan. it was such a flavourful steak.
the evening was one to savour, excellent food & wine & music, spending time together.