Quarantine Cravings: Steak

I can’t be the only one, daydreaming of a good old steak repeatedly. Restaurant quality steak, I mustn’t be the only one? And yes, the image above is shaky as very shortly after it was taken, the contents were devoured!

Listen to whilst reading to get the full craving experience

I know what you’re thinking, why don’t you just make it at home? But that’s where you’re wrong you see. The difference is staring you right in the face! The cut of meat and how it’s made just isn’t the same! Unless you’re a professional chef, achieving the same results at home is almost impossible! I know many of us must be on the verge on insanity, but let me get you back on the sane side. And this side has steak, left, right and centre! Ooooh imagine having a surf and turf! Lobster and steak, that’s what dreams are made of right there.

dreamy

Unless you go to a butchers, (I don’t even think they’re open currently, correct me if I’m wrong) the cut of the meat just is not the same. In the supermarkets, you get so many options but not very varied aka ‘frying steak’, ‘braising steak’ and the rest and I just feel like scratching my steak infested eyeballs out and shouting, “where is normal steak?!”. Already this whole debacle just makes your craving intensify even more!

Photo not taken by me

If lockdown could just be lifted to get a little bit of steak, maybe some wedges on the side, I’d be good for the rest of quarantine! I wouldn’t even wanna go anywhere else! But I’ve been hearing apparently, Costa coffee stores are opening, and queues were unimaginably long, and it’s just leaves me wondering, “YOU’VE BEEN LOCKED DOWN FOR 6 WEEKS OR LONGER AND YOU’RE CRAVING AN ESPRESSO?! OR AN ICED LATTE?” You’re queuing for absolutely ages, around people who you don’t even know have the virus or not, just for a hot coco?! Who even wants hot drinks in spring?! Why are so many of you even out? What happened to only going out for essentials?! If you wanna go down that road, steak is an essential too! But I don’t see any steakhouses opening!

I don't know

I’m craving all sorts of food. What makes it worse is the area I live in, basically NO TAKEAWAYS ARRIVE! I mean before lockdown, everyday for me felt like quarantine anyway! But the least I could do was travel for miles for a good steak. And you know what makes it worse, is that as soon as lockdown is lifted, in a gradual manner or what not, all restaurants will be packed anyway. They’ll probably even say they’re out of steak! Nothing surprises me anymore. If Mc Donalds can tell me they have no burgers, only chicken nuggets; KFC have no chicken on the bone; even an italian retsaurant having no more dough, and these are all true events that’ve have happened to me, imagine what life after lockdown will be!

oh no

Will we have to camp outside of restaurants the night before to get a seat? It’s looking ever so likely. The Wimbledon queue will look like a walk in the park after lockdown!

What are you craving after lockdown? There must be that one meal that just isn’t the same if you make it at home? Is steak on your mind like it is mine? Comment below my food lovers!!

steak meal

61 thoughts on “Quarantine Cravings: Steak

  1. Oh awesome iam going live cooking show on facebook every Monday wednesday and fridays lol interesting… looks so yummy I made steak last weak βš˜πŸ«πŸ’―πŸ’—πŸ˜β€

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  2. YES! YES! YES! Me TOO!!! I broke down and spent good money on Steak and did it myself! BUT!! It is not the SAME!!! Ohhhhh… I am with you girl all the way! OPEN THE STEAK HOUSES NOW!

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    1. Yes exactly supermarket steak can be quite pricey and it just is NOT the same as the ones they have in steakhouses. The restaurants obviously get the better cuts and everything, plus EVEN THE SIDES AREN’T THE SAME! Imagine making peppercorn sauce or whichever sauce you like at home. It’s too stressful!
      We need to make a petition for steakhouses to open like costa coffee. Even a takeaway option I wouldn’t mindπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ As long as they don’t fob me off with bad cutsπŸ˜‚πŸ‘€

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    1. It’s everything!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Plus the butter for sure. I was watching somewhere that they say the best chefs make mash using the same amount of fat (butter) as the weight of potatoes. So if you made 1kg of potatoes they’d put 1kg of butter in it. Heart attack mash more like! But ahhh restaurants make everything taste great even though it’s probably your whole day’s fat intakeπŸ˜‚!
      Pair that with steak and I’m in heaven…Literally!πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. My favorite meal is baked stuffed shrimp and for dessert, creme brulee. I finally tried to make it and I cannot do the shrimp to save my life. It’s like a bad art project that tastes like sand. I did however, nail the creme brulee, so I’ve been eating that every day. I’m going to be so much heavier when this lockdown is done.

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    1. Oooh sounds delicious! Your homemade version not so much πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I’ve heard on all those cookery shows that certain types of fish if they’re not cooked right can have a grainy texture. At least know you know how to not make it so next time, you’ll knock it out the park! Or just order it from a restaurant, the latter is much easier on your taste budsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.
      I’m glad to see you’re great at baking though! I’ve only ever had creme brulee once, the top was not caramelised AT ALL, and it just tasted like it was made about a week ago! I need your recipe to try it myself!πŸ˜ƒ
      Aren’t we all going to be much heavier? Weight Watchers meetings are gonna be sold out for the next year!πŸ˜ƒ

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  4. Last night, I grilled prime beef with the recipe of a professional chef, but it didn’t go beyond home made steak. That’s why professional chefs live on cooking. I hope the pandemic is over and go to the steak house soon.

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    1. Prime beef😰😧I’m sure you did it justice, surely a great cut of meat can’t be that hard to make? πŸ€”
      This is when the gap between professional chefs and home cooks widen!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      I second that! But I can imagine the queues alreadyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜«

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  5. I am craving for a good plate of Ice cream. Since I had been preparing for board exams for the last year, I hardly had one to keep myself healthy. And now that they are over, this lockdown is here. Ice cream where are you? It should be declared essential.😰😜

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    1. Oooh and since the weather’s getting warmer, ice cream is definitely a must! I don’t think they’ve actually specified what’s an essential and what isn’t. πŸ‘€πŸ¦ πŸ™Š

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      1. They have. All liquor shops are open from today. The drunkards are celebrating like anything today. I saw them worshipping the shops selling liquor and lighting fire crackers on news. But ice cream, no, no one is selling it.

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    1. Ahhh that’s just not fair! I’m so jealous, I can’t remember the last time I had Thai green curry😫Now I wish I lived in the cityπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  6. I’m a girl that really don’t really depend on a steakhouse or restaurant to make a good steak πŸ₯© luv I do a pretty good job on my own lol and also am so guilty of indulging myself with Italian food I just so love πŸ’• it honestly it’s so my crutch lol πŸ˜‚ Stacy Anne πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈβ£οΈ

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    1. Oooh we have a masterchef over here!πŸ‘€πŸ₯©πŸ˜‹ Are you taking orders as many have a steak craving!πŸ˜ƒ
      Italian food is always a good shout, and there are simpler dishes to make so it’s great for just about everyone!πŸπŸ•

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  7. I remember my first time eating steak in 2019πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™‚οΈπŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ
    …still got the photo. Would love u to see \πŸ˜„/

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      1. Well, I had a friend fly over from Australia to Ghana for the first time & we had lunch at a hotel (check them out on google: Labadi Beach Hotel). She had steak and recommended I try it for the first time too..so that’s when I did. I loved it.., & still do even till now. I only have a diff fav food -beans with fried slices of plantains🀀🀀… Wbu?

        Oh no, I’d give the best day of my life’s award to something elseπŸ˜‚. Whats the best day of ur life, Antonia?

        But I will definitely remember eating steak for the first-time bc of the event surrounding it. And now, I’d remember you for bringing the feeling back πŸ˜ƒ

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      2. Hmm the best day of my life?πŸ€” that’s a tricky oneπŸ€” so I’m gonna go for the easy option and say the day I was bornπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. My favourite food? Probably lobster, I could eat it all day! I can’t have beans unfortunately, I’m allergic 😩.
        Aww I’m glad you enjoyed this post and it brought that great memory and feeling back!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Š

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      3. When you said “the first day you were born” made a question pop up in mind.. would you remember the very first thing you saw -ever?

        Also, I’m kinda can’t wait for you to prepare your fav food for me *wink*. (waiting on a low key lol)

        I enjoy view your insta page too..this is me @rallife01

        Hope to hear from you soon ish!

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