Beat the doom and gloom with MeatMATTERS.com Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day, as it is officially known, is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, flowers, or chocolates. It is also a day when most of us get together with our loved- one and share a romantic candlelight dinner for two. And, whether you are a man or a women, if you want to impress in the kitchen this year, look no further than MeatMATTERS.com. From ‘blow you away’ roasts, to simple steaks and stir frys, MeatMATTERS.com is packed full of delicious recipes that will make you look like a god or goddess in the kitchen! One of our favourites is the succulent Beef Fillet Steak with Vanilla and Basil Ice Cream and Chilli, Honey Blueberries. Full of natural aphrodisiacs and stamina enhancers such as the superfood blueberries, this dish really will get you brownie points with your loved-one. What’s more, this dish goes perfectly with the favourite Valentine’s tipple, a glass of champagne! For more romantic recipe ideas look no further than MeatMATTERS.com. -Ends- For further information or high resolution images please contact: Ekta Sopal T: 020 7861 3154 E: email@example.com Beef Fillet Steak with Vanilla and Basil Ice Cream and Chilli, Honey Blueberries Serves 2 Takes about 20 minutes Take 2 lean Beef fillet steaks Small tub of ‘real’ vanilla ice cream 6 fresh basil leaves, torn 100g (4oz) blueberries Dash Tabasco chilli sauce Drizzle of honey (about 15ml (1 tbsp) Freshly ground black pepper Make Preheat oven to Gas 4-5, 180oC, 350oF. Remove ice cream from the freezer and allow to soften very slightly. Using a small teaspoon measuring spoon or teaspoon, scoop out small balls of the ice cream. Place on a (freezer suitable) plate, add the roughly torn basil and carefully roll the balls in the basil. Return to the freezer to harden (this can be done the night before) – make about 6 balls, that’s 3 per steak. (Place on a rose petal if you are being really romantic!!) Place the blueberries on a baking sheet; add a dash of chilli sauce and drizzle with honey. Place in oven for about 5 mins until blueberries just start to soften. Season the steaks well and place on a preheated griddle or grill pan (the simple golden rule when cooking steaks is a hot pan, griddle or grill) Cook for: about 3 mins each side for rare – total 6 mins about 5 mins each side for med – total 10 mins about 7 mins each side for well done - total 14 mins Allow the steaks to rest for a couple of minutes before serving. Eat Serve topped with the vanilla basil ice cream, chilli blueberries and steamed asparagus and off course champagne with a dash of vanilla.
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