Steak and vegetables

Mum and Dad rarely eat steak now. It’s too expensive and they’re careful of their teeth. They both have a lot of dental work and they prefer not to chew anything tough. I promised a juicy and tender steak  

I explained to Mum the theory behind Heston Blumenthal’s technique for perfect steak and the importance of resting the meat to get a perfect rare to medium rare steak. I also took the advantage of buying some Scotch rib eye fillet which makes a tender steak pretty well guaranteed unless you neglect it. Mum and Dad love their vegetables so we also had some boiled spuds (potatoes for you refined readers), sweet potato, snow peas, asparagus and sweet corn on the cob.

Scotch rib fillet steak after sitting out to dry and getting to room temperature. SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/2.2, 1/40sec, ISO 250
Scotch rib fillet steak after sitting out to dry and getting to room temperature. SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/2.2, 1/40sec, ISO 250
Spuds ready to boil in the saucepan. SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/5.6, 1/10sec, ISO 320
Spuds ready to boil in the saucepan. SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/5.6, 1/10sec, ISO 320
Scotch rib fillet steak resting and letting the wonderful juices keep the meaty goodness all tender. SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/5.6, 1/10sec, ISO 1250
Scotch rib fillet steak resting and letting the wonderful juices keep the meaty goodness all tender. SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/5.6, 1/10sec, ISO 1250
Saturday dinner. Scotch rib fillet with spuds, sweet potato, snow peas, asparagus and corn. SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/5.6, 1/10sec, ISO 2000
Saturday dinner. Scotch rib fillet with spuds, sweet potato, snow peas, asparagus and corn. SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/5.6, 1/10sec, ISO 2000

Mum and Dad were pretty happy and enjoyed the meal. 

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