Today is Valentine's Day and I want to share what my friends all decided that I should cook for Bob and Ralph today. I gave 3 choices: prime rib, chicken (both of the previous, I have in the freezer) or filet mignons with sea scallops (which I didn't). As fate would have it, my wonderful friends said to go for the filet mignons and sea scallops. This morning we trekked to the store and got these coveted little gems of the steak world...just over a pound for all 3 and they cost just over $20. Now, don't spit your teeth out because I don't mind forking out cash for good cuts of meat.
I decided to stuff these little gems with gorgonzola cheese. These were about 2 or 2-1/2 inches thick, so they were the perfect size.
Cut a little pocket...just like that...
and stuff these suckers with cheese! Then they got wrapped in applewood smoked bacon (another one of those items that I don't mind forking out the dough for) and toothpicked. I used 2 slices of bacon per steak. I simply sprinkled with pepper. They didn't need salt, in my opinion, because the bacon and the cheese both lend a salty hand to the steaks.
This is what they looked like before I stuck them in the fridge to set up.
Bob grilled them up to perfection. The key is to not overcook!!! There is nothing worse than gnawing on an old shoe that looks like it could have been a piece of beef at one point in time.
Perfection on a plate!
My other big idea was the scallops...I didn't want just seared, I wanted them to be different. These I'm calling Herbacious Sea Scallops. I minced up parsley, garlic, pink Himalayan sea salt and coarse ground black pepper and rolled those suckers in it! They get sauteed in a very hot skillet in butter and olive oil.
These were so damn good that they should be their own food group! Seriously!
I also did some baked potatoes and crimini mushroom skewers.
And this was our Valentine's Day dinner. I had a leftover 9 x 9 carrot cake that I whipped up some cream cheese frosting for dessert.
So...from the ol' RV to your home...Happy Valentine's Day...PEACE!