9pm dinner for two: I made a lovely steak.

Izzy came over again and I made a steak.  A perfect steak, really.  This is what I did: defrosted a rib-eye in the fridge overnight.  Made a marinade that I invented in my head: juice from half a lemon, olive oil, 1 small shallot and 2 cloves garlic plus chili powder, salt, pepper, and a little bit of cumin.  Marinated on a plate for about half an hour before pan frying about 4-5 minutes each side (covering the steak for the last 1 minutes on each side).  It was perfectly medium and delicious (the lemon juice added a nice tang!).

That weird blue sheen is from my TV.  I also sauteed some kohlrabi with garlic, and Izzy made tomatoes and eggs, a very traditional Chinese dish that her mom made all the time for her.  We ate it with rice.  It was yum.
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My mouth is watering already. Who's better than you, Stephanie? Really.
What a perfect sear! This is the steak I've always dreamed of.
If you haven't eaten steak for a few years, it looks a bit challenging.
Looks great -- Garry must have surely been jealous.
It's funny how all the reactions I get from this post are dudes.

@Jonathan, @Redwan thanks for the compliments, you're making me blush.
@George Oh, I'm sure you could find a way to manage with such a beautiful sear!
@Mark Actually Garry did get to try some, because after dinner I walked Izzy out and locked myself out of my apartment. So Garry had to drive down from the city to unlock my door and he was rewarded with the last third of steak.

This must be what Anthony Bourdain calls food porn - that steak is alluring.
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