Love King Crab Legs

Love is knowing someone has your back, knowing someone will be there to take care of you, knowing someone will support you through your ups and downs. We don’t need Valentine’s Day to feel loved but it doesn’t hurt! Brandon and I don’t go out and do the cliche’ Valentine’s Day activities- we have always enjoyed staying in and cooking. Generally Brandon cooks but this year, I wanted to make the meal to show him how much I appreciate him! Who says Valentine’s Day is a chick holiday? Brandon got me beautiful Peruvian lilies! I left work and went straight to Wegmans. (For a girl that didn’t like the gigantic, chaotic, busy feeling of Wegmans,  I sure am enjoying it here lately).

On the Menu
Appetizers: Smoked Gouda with Bacon Cheese Slices with Apple slices
 
Main Dish: Rib Eye Steak
King Crab Legs with a garlic butter sauce.
Steamed Asparagus with old bay seasoning
 
Dessert:Banana Splits
 
 
Recipe’s and Process: 
 
Appetizer: 
I found a nice Gouda with smoked bacon (not paleo) at Wegman’s and sliced it into thin slices and served with a crisp Jana gold Apple.
 
Main Dish:
Steak Ingredients- 16oz Rib Eye Steak
             Dry Rub seasoning- I used Chef Leo’s Mesquite rub
             1 TBS Olive Oil
 
Process-
  
Get your steak out of the fridge and lightly rub some dry rub on the meat.Place in the fridge while you prepare the rest of the meal. Cook your steak last. In a pan pour about 1 TBS of olive oil in the pan and turn the heat onto to a medium/ low. Allow pan to heat but do not boil. Once pan is heated place your steak in and cook on one side for 7 minutes (this was for a 16oz, 2 inch thick steak so times may vary). Flip steak and cook on the other side for 6 minutes. (this will give you a medium steak)
 
 
King Crab Ingredients- King Crab legs (got alraedy steamed from the seafood market in Wegman’s)
                       2 TBS butter (I used Kerry Gold Butter)
                       1/8 Garlic powder
                       Fresh Lemon
                       Old Bay Seasoning
Process-
 
I put my oven on a warming setting- about 175F and let the legs warm up for about 8 minutes. While that was warming, I melted my butter and sprinkled in some Garlic powder and mixed it together. I plated my crab legs with the Garlic butter, for garnish I added some old bay and lemon.
 
Asparagus- cooked in a pan with some olive oil and sprinkled with a little old bay.
Dinner was a success and we both inhaled the meal. One of the best Valentine’s day meals we have had and all for under $40.00. (where can you enjoy a meal like that for that price!!!)
 
My Valentine and his Feast! YUM! 
Dessert: 
Ingredients- Raspberries
             Strawberry slices
             1 Banana
             1/4 C. Dark chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)
             Chocolate Ice Cream
             Vanilla Ice Cream
             Chopped Hazelnuts
          
Process: 
 
Place Bowls in the freezer before you begin cooking dinner. A cold bowl will help the ice cream to stay cold even with the dark melted chocolate. 
When you are ready for dessert- Melt chocolate chips in the Microwave for about 45 seconds and mix with a spoon until all chips are melted. 
Spoon ice cream into cold bowls. Top with fruit and drizzle with dark chocolate. For some crunch, top with some chopped hazelnuts. 
   
Brandon’s treat
My Treat! This chocolate ice cream is amazing!

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