I have been making steaks at home for years. The family enjoys red meat, and we probably will have a steak once a week. I have served it with different sauces, used many finishing salts, and I've even sliced it raw and served steak carpaccio. By far, steak with lemons and roasted garlic is the most requested way to have steak in our house.
Not too long ago, we were having dinner with our best friends, Aaron and Francesca. Francesca sliced up a beautiful steak and served it family style with a ramekin of roasted garlic and a ramekin of preserved lemons. I had a puzzled look and Aaron was shocked and asked if I've ever had a steak this way. He told me to take a bit of steak with a little lemon and some garlic and I would be blown away. That is exactly what happened and now we can't keep enough preserved lemons in the house.
The lemons and garlic pair so perfectly together. All you need is a slice of both with each bite. The other must-have ingredient with this meal is a quality finishing salt. My go-to salt is usually a black lava salt that I picked up in Hawaii. After I slice the steak, I grind a healthy portion of salt on top and serve. Oh, and let's not forget a nice glass of red wine. This too is a must. I'll add a link at the bottom for black lava salt in case you don't have any. The lava salt alone will take your steak to the next level.
That's it, a steak dinner that you would expect at a fancy restaurant
I never expected to fall in love with this dish, but I did. Let me know if you do too?