Father's Day 2015: What's your dad's cooking specialty?

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By: Danielle Waldron
dwaldron@flavor574.com

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Unless you nominated him for Kitchen Klutzes of America Day last week, it can be a really special treat when Dad shows off his culinary skills. 

In preparation for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21, we asked Elkhart Truth and Flavor 574 readers what their dads are known for in the kitchen, whether it was masterfully flipped pancakes in the morning or a sandwich for a midnight snack. 

It’s almost always a treat when Dad can sneak into the kitchen and make something awesome – whether it’s a rocking plate of scrambled eggs or a great steak on the grill. For Father’s Day, we want to know…

Posted by Flavor 574 on Monday, June 8, 2015

 

Some readers said Dad shouldn’t be trusted without the pizza delivery number and a fire extinguisher at the ready, and others boasted their fathers’ grilled chicken and steak. 

In honor of Father’s Day, here’s a recipe for steak that’s fit for a king like dad. 

Restaurant-style filet mignon
From Amuse Bouche.

Ingredients

  • Two 8 oz. filet mignons
  • 4 tsp. Kosher salt 
  • 4 tsp. freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil 
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. thyme, chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest 

Directions

  1. Use half of the stick of butter, softened, and mix with garlic, herbs and lemon zest. Form into log and refrigerate. 
  2. Season the filets with salt and pepper. Heat remaining butter and olive oil in cast iron skillet on high. 
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sear filets in a pan for about two minutes per side and spoon butter onto the meat. When both sides are seared, place in center of oven for 6-8 minutes, depending on how thick the steak is. 
  4. During the last minute of cooking, take the log of butter and place a slice on top of the steak. The steak is ready when it is approximately 135 degrees in the center. 

Happy Father’s Day! You can share your favorite food memories of you and your dad in the comments. 

 
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