A Romantic Valentine's Date Night Recipe: Wagyu for Two

Feb 7, 2024

Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate love with a special someone, and what better way to do so than with a romantic, homemade dinner for two? This year, impress your significant other with a mouthwatering meal featuring Wilders New York Strip steaks. Paired with delectable sides and a fine wine, this Valentine's date night recipe will set the stage for an unforgettable evening.

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For the Steaks:

  • 2 petite Wilders Wagyu New York Strip steaks 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary

For the Sides:

  1. Garlic Mashed Potatoes:

    • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Chopped fresh chives for garnish
  2. Roasted Asparagus:

    • 1 bunch of fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Zest of one lemon
    • Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish

Pairing with Wine: For a delightful wine pairing that complements the richness of the steaks and sides, consider a bottle of Pinot Noir. Its fruity notes and smooth finish will harmonize beautifully with the meal.


1. Preparing the Steaks:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Pat the NY Strip steaks dry with paper towels and season both sides generously with salt and pepper.
  • In a cast-iron skillet over high heat, heat the olive oil until it begins to smoke.
  • Add the steaks to the skillet and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side until a golden crust forms.
  • Add minced garlic and fresh rosemary to the skillet and cook for an additional minute.
  • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and roast for 5-7 minutes for medium-rare (adjust the cooking time to your desired level of doneness).
  • Remove the steaks from the oven, tent them with foil, and let them rest for 5 minutes.

2. Making Garlic Mashed Potatoes:

  • While the steaks are roasting, boil the peeled potato chunks in a large pot of salted water until tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
  • Add butter, minced garlic, and milk. Mash until creamy. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh chives.

3. Preparing Roasted Asparagus:

  • Place trimmed asparagus spears on a baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and lemon zest.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
  • Before serving, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

4. Plating Your Romantic Dinner:

  • Divide the garlic mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus between two plates.
  • Place a NY Strip steak on each plate.
  • Pour a glass of Pinot Noir for each of you.
  • Light some candles, dim the lights, and enjoy your romantic Valentine's dinner!

This Valentine's Day, treat your loved one to a truly special evening with a homemade dinner featuring Wilders New York Strip steaks, accompanied by delicious sides and a fine bottle of Pinot Noir. With this recipe, you'll create a memorable and romantic experience that your significant other will cherish for years to come. Happy Valentine's Day!

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