an extra dirty belvedere martini with three olives, an extra large fillet mignon and an arugula salad.
why do i imagine that? it's what i have for dinner when someone else is paying for it.
but last night? i made it. here's how:
get a vodka you like. my favorite is actually three olives. but belevedere will do in a crunch. (i sound so snobby)
first, take a splash of dry vermouth and swirl it around your glass, coating the inside. then dump it out.
then mix ice (a handful), vodka (a 5 count) and olive juice (a drunken splash) in a shaker.
pour it, minus ice into your vermouthed glass. garnish with three olives and drink your face off.
first things first: heat a grilling pan over medium-high heat and a broiling pan in the broiler set at low.
OR, better first things first: bring your meat to room temp. seriously.
i like irish butter. so i take irish butter, a diced garlic clove, and salt&pepper and hand knead it into the meat.
then i sear the outside in the grilling pan — one minute per side.
throw it into the broiler for three minutes per side.
i love arugula. and you KNOW i love cilantro. so i did greens of arugula with cilantro.
then added diced fresh banana pepper and red onion. then i spritzed it with the juice of half a lemon with a bit of citrus-champagne vinegar and olive oil. salt and pepper that shit, and you're good.
i cannot tell you how good this was. i licked my plate.