Valentine’s Day is the perfect cooking holiday. Because what says "I love you" more than a perfectly executed béarnaise? All week we will be offering up some recipes for you to practice — and execute on the big night.
Say what you will about shellfish or chocolates, but there's no better V-Day dish than a large hunk of juicy red steak. See? Red. Like hearts. Rather than mangle our hands on sharp shucking knives and shell edges — not that we wouldn't do that for our beloveds, we totally would — we're slapping a big piece of meat on the grill (or in the grill pan, since there's still about two feet of snow taking up our grilling turf). Show off that perfect medium-rare you've perfected over the years, or skip cooking altogether and impress with the best tartare your date's ever had. Don't worry, there's a cauliflower steak and a lobster steak in there, too. Now's not the time to leave anyone out of a good time.
More Valentine's practice round on Food Republic: