Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Our Valentine’s Day Meals

While Bev was hanging out in Gatlinburg, I read the post from Catherine Mayhew for Grilled T-Bone Steaks with Crab and Hollandaise on the Char-Broil Live site and decided this would make a delicious Valentine’s Day meal.  Then I remembered the whole beef fillet in our freezer and decided it would work well for this meal, so out it came for thawing and trimming.

We also had a package of King Crab in the freezer to use for that part and we decided on some asparagus and a Caesar Salad to round out the meal.  This is the amended recipe as we made it.

Grilled beef Filet with Crab and Hollandaise SauceAdapted from Char-Broil Live

5 Filet steaks, 1½“ thick  
1 pound King Crab legs, meat removed and roughly chopped

For the hollandaise sauce:
2 egg yolks
1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
6 tablespoons butter

One bunch asparagus, trimmed and steamed until just tender

1. Preheat the grill to medium high.
2. Let the steaks come to room temperature and season with your favorite seasoning – Montreal Steak for us.
3. Warm the crab in a small skillet on low heat with 2 tablespoons butter and reserve.
4. To make the hollandaise sauce, add the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to a blender and blend for 5-10 seconds. Melt the butter and, with the blender running, slowly stream the melted butter through the top of the lid. Taste and adjust the seasonings. The hollandaise can hold at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
5, Grill the steaks to you desired level of doneness, remove to a platter, and loosely cover them with aluminum foil for 10 minutes to rest.
6. Top the steaks with some of the hollandaise a few spears of asparagus, the warm crab, and a little parmesan.

It was a delicious meal for me and the four Valentine ladies who shared it with me.  And to show that I’m not the only one who can whip up a breakfast form leftovers, this was Sunday’s meal ALA Bev.  We had combined the leftover Hollandaise and crab so the meal was comprised if toasted English muffin, over easy eggs, nuked asparagus, and the crab/sauce.

Needless to say, it was delicious.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


2/14 & 2/15/15 meal dates


  1. Larry, Now that's a dinner! My kind of meal for sure... Then turning the leftover crab in Hollandaise sauce with some asparagus into breakfast eggs benedict was perfect! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  2. Now both those ,meals look awesome!

  3. What a perfect Valentines Day meal... seriously has me drooling. I am also LOVING the breakfast the next day. Perfection!

  4. outstanding you can cook for me anyday of the week Bev is one lucky lady!

  5. What a scrumptious dinner and breakfast! Love that crab with Hollandaise sauce and great photos, too!

  6. What a lovely Valentine dinner...and to follow up with such a yummy!

  7. Dinner looks fabulous, and breakfast looks equally wonderful. I'm sure you're glad to have Bev home.

  8. Looks delicious... Sounds like everyone had a great Valentine's Day-weekend.... We enjoyed our couple of days in Gatlinburg also...

    I still say that you two need to publish a cookbook with all of the breakfasts --made from left-overs.

  9. When are you going to open your first restaurant? I do believe you would make a fortune and end up on Triple D! Lovely meal Larry and fantastic breakfast.

  10. That's the way to cook! It all looks delicious!

  11. I made the same meal for my sweetheart, last Valentine's Day. The blender hollandaise sauce is super easy to make-- albeit fattening. But, once in a while, who cares? What a perfect meal.

  12. I wish I had seen this on Valentine's day...!

  13. Oh my gosh, Larry, you have me practically drooling all over my keyboard. What a fantastic combination of ingredients and a perfect Valentine's Day dinner. The crab eggs benedict is pretty amazing too. What a feast.

  14. Wow, that sounds like a perfect meal to me. AND, it was warm enough to grill here on Valentines Day.... could you not have picked up the phone and simply said "Grilled steaks, crab, hollandaise sauce, asparagus, Caesar" ....

  15. Fantastic meal Larry. You guys eat well indeed. We will miss being with you at the Blogger party this year.

  16. Your two meals were definitely way better than anything you could have gotten at a restaurant over the busy Valentine's weekend. They both look great.


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