This isn't even really a recipe, but it's delicious, and deserves to be spread around. My roommate Shayla has lately gotten me into filet mignon. The grocery store near our house will cut it to order, which sort of evens out the rediculous prices, becuase you can ask for a piece just the right size. A little salt and pepper and a good sear is all that they need. And, of course, a side.
I love me a boiled potato. You may have noticed. They are creamy and simple and good, and can take a range of flavors. This one is perfect because it works warm, or you can prepare it a day ahead and take it as a picnic or lunch. It works for one or ten. What more could you want, really?
Good quality potatoes, think four small or two medium per person
A dry white wine
Good, fruity olive oil
Fresh ground pepper
Scallions, about 1/2-1 per portion
Set potatoes to boil in well-salted water. While they are boiling, chop the white and light green parts of the scallions in small rounds. When the potatoes are soft and easily pierced with a fork, drain and quickly spalsh with white wine. (Measurements are hard here--1 tablespoon or a bit more per portion? Start with less. You can always add). Follow with a glug of olive oil (again, you can always add more). Sprinkle with 1/3 teaspoon of paprika per portion, or more to taste. Add salt and pepper. Toss, taste, and add more as needed. Eat, cold, hot, or standing.