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12 Steak Dinner Recipes That Are Better Than Any Steakhouse Can Make | The Huffington Post

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12 Steak Dinner Recipes That Are Better Than Any Steakhouse Can Make

12/22/2011 11:58 am ET | Updated Jun 24, 2015


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Steak dinners are a special kind of meal. They're big, hearty and make a regular Monday night feel like a decadent celebration. That's because steak dinners usually are the mark of a special occasion, punctuated with an outing to a big, fancy restaurant. But we say save the money you'd spend on table service and learn to make steaks at home -- and do it better than the steakhouse can (so long as you avoid these mistakes).

Not only is perfecting your at-home steak game easy, it also means you'll be able to eat more of the good stuff, because it's significantly less expensive to cook it yourself. If that's not incentive to learn how to make perfect steak at home, we don't know what is. Here are 12 recipes that'll help you do just that.

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February 12

17 Side Dishes to Serve Alongside a Juicy Steak — Recipes from The Kitchn | Kitchn

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17 Side Dishes to Serve Alongside a Juicy Steak

17 Side Dishes to Serve Alongside a Juicy Steak

Once you've mastered the art of cooking the perfect steak in the oven, you can start to think about finding your perfect seasonal side dish. There are so many options available, but only certain sides are worthy of sharing your plate with a steak.

Start with this list of 17 mouth-watering options. We guarantee you'll find something that fits your taste.

1. Garlicky Roasted Broccoli

Something magical happens to broccoli when you roast it in the oven with plenty of garlic, and then sprinkle it with lemon juice. It becomes one of our favorite side dishes of all time.

2. Stovetop Brussels Sprouts Hash with Crispy Sage & Walnuts

When you get tired of always roasting your Brussels sprouts, this is the recipe to try. It's a completely different texture for the sprouts, and the fact that they are sautéed with pancetta doesn't hurt either.

3. Modern Green Bean Casserole

Say goodbye to that can of condensed soup — this modern recipe replaces it with a roux flavored with sherry. And the fried onions? Sesame sticks from the bulk aisle make a fitting replacement.

4. How To Make Glazed Carrots

While steamed carrots may be a classic, glazed carrots are how you take your culinary skills up a notch. You can use any cut of carrot you like, and mix and match flavors in the glaze to your liking.

5. Braised Radishes with Shallots & Bacon

If you've only been eating your radishes raw, you've been missing out. Cooking radishes, whether braising or roasting, mellows a bit of their bite and brings out a juicier flavor. Give it a try — you'll never look back.

6. Roasted Green Beans with Harissa

Roasting your green beans, instead of sautéing or steaming them, gives them a smokier flavor and a bit of a char. Plus, the harissa dressing adds a whole new dimension to a simple side dish.

7. Kale & Potato Gratin

Think of this as a less guilt-inducing gratin since it is filled with kale, and it's light on the milk and cheese. Just don't skip the breadcrumb topping — it really completes the dish.

8. Braised Fennel & Shallots

Braised vegetables have a leg up on other vegetable preparations. Cooking in a bit of liquid gives them a tender juiciness and makes sure they are fully creamy and tender.

9. Whipped Cauliflower with Crème Fraîche

Think mashed potatoes are the only creamy side dish that can accompany a steak? Think again. This decadent whipped cauliflower dish is only made better by adding in a tangy dollop of crème fraîche.

10. Potato, Squash & Goat Cheese Gratin

Thanks to the goat cheese in this gratin, you can skip the cream all together. And we say take it easy on yourself and skip the pretty layered patterns — a jumble of slices will taste just as good.

11. Roasted Rutabaga with Brown Butter

Don't discount the humble rutabaga. It has a lot going for it, and with this simple preparation, it can become a go-to side dish that stands in for roasted potatoes — no problem.

12. Arugula, Pear & Blue Cheese Salad with Warm Vinaigrette

Don't serve a wimpy salad alongside your steak. Instead plate up this peppery salad filled with blue cheese crumbles and crisp pear slices. It holds its own without overpowering your fillet.

13. Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

We're definitely meat-and-potatoes people when the menu includes a steak and these rosemary roasted potatoes. It's a classic meal that feels special enough for company, but can also be low-key enough for a random Wednesday.

14. Balsamic-Glazed Pearl Onions

Onions aren't normally a stand-alone side dish, but these small balsamic-glazed ones can do just that. They have the perfect, refreshing balance of sweet and tart that pairs well with steak.

15. Asparagus Ribbons

Roasted asparagus is great, but if you want a different way to enjoy the spring vegetable, consider this salad made of asparagus ribbons. Simply use your peeler or mandoline to slice fine ribbons, and then toss them with your favorite dressing.

16. New Potatoes with Herbs and Anchovy Butter

For anyone who likes the flavor of anchovies, this side dish is sure to be a winner. Bonus: You can easily pull this togetherm thanks to all the pantry-friendly ingredients.

17. Mushrooms on Toast

You can go fancy with this side dish or keep it simple, but however you decide to serve it, it's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and a welcomed companion to a juicy steak.

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Braciole with Grape Tomatoes

Braciole is traditionally cooked slowly, simmered in tomato sauce. This recipe is a quicker method: roasting the beef in high heat and pairing with tiny sweet grape tomatoes.

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Beef and Portobello Bourguignon

Bring a bit of French cuisine to the table with this tasty dinner. Slow-braised beef pairs perfectly with tender portobello mushrooms.

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In 30 minutes this simple but flavorful beef stir-fry will be on the dinner table and ready for the family to enjoy.

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A juicy, seasoned sirloin roast is the centerpiece for this delicious meal. With a side of roasted potatoes, it's sure to be a family favorite.

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Use your backyard grill to serve up a classic steakhouse salad featuring grilled onions, blue cheese and crisp iceberg lettuce.

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Flank Steak with Red Wine and Oven Fries

Call it French lite: Lean flank steak has all the protein of the high-fat cuts typically used for a bistro-style "steak frites" dinner. It's also rich in iron, zinc and several key B vitamins.

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What to serve with steak

From steakhouse classics to less traditional accompaniments, we've put together our favourite side dishes to serve with steak.

Planning the perfect steak dinner involves devoting adequate time to your side dishes, too. Served with a simple salad, a steak can be a lean, nutritious supper, while adding puddles of sauce and mountains of fries makes the whole thing much more decadent. Get inspired by our ideas for sauces, vegetables, potatoes and beyond. 

Firstly, perfect your steak...

Our guide to cooking the perfect steak will help you with timings and techniques, while our guide to creating the perfect steak dinner will help you choose your cut, accompanying drinks and cooking methods. 

Then... choose your sides

Sauces 

Some folk would say you can’t have a steak supper without a dollop of sauce. To them, we say: try one of our favourites…

Bearnaise: A classic French sauce with a slight vinegar tang and peppering of fresh tarragon.

Pesto: Not the traditional basil-based green sauce as you know it, but a steak-friendly blend of watercress, chilli and hazelnuts.

Barbecue: This diner condiment may not be the most refined of sauces, but making your own adds a nice touch.

Mushroom: A blend of wild ceps, white wine, soft herbs, Parmesan and crème fraîche makes for an earthy accompaniment.

Flavoured butter: Try garlic & parsley, chilli, coriander & lime, or horseradish & chive.

Chimichurri: A coarse South American sauce of chopped parsley, garlic, shallots and chilli. Great served with a glass of Malbec.

Hollandaise: Try adding fresh basil to this buttery French sauce.

Peppercorn: The classic steak sauce. Ditch the packet version and whip up your own in mere minutes.

Weeping tiger dressing: Get the water on standby – this Asian-inspired dressing has a fierce kick thanks to lots of green chilli.

Shallot and red wine reduction: Deglaze the pan using a traditional bistro sauce.

Pizzaiola sauce: A pizza-style sauce to give an Italian edge to your steak supper.
 

​Potatoes 

Sometimes, nothing other than classic steak and chips will do. Try one of our favourite recipes:

Chunky oven chips: Bypass a bubbling vat of oil and cook these fat chips in the oven.

Traditional chips: Or, if you’re feeling a bit cheffy, you could deep-fry your chips. You can use the oil for onion rings, too.

Matchstick chips: Thin and crispy chipsticks that are great for dipping.

Shoestring fries: Burger restaurant-style thin potato fries.

Sweet potato fries: A little lighter than your average spud, sweet potatoes make delicious wedges and work well in the oven.

Dauphinoise: If you have an hour or two on your hands, create this classic layered potato bake.

Potato salad: Skip the retro mayonnaise and dress your potatoes with vinegar and olive oil.

Mashed potatoes: With garlicmustard or horseradish.

Hasselback roast potatoes: These slashed potatoes have a crispy finish.

Baked skinny fries: If you’re concerned with the calorific hit of a full-on steak dinner, try baking your fries.


Extra sides

Macaroni cheese: Go US-style and serve a small portion of mac ‘n’ cheese on the side.

Tomatoes: Half a grilled tomato is a steakhouse classic. Bring out the sweet flavour with a splash of vinegar.

Cheese and chive slaw: With mature cheddar and mustard for flavour.

Asian-style slaw: This crunchy mix would be good with our teriyaki steak.

Red cabbage and fennel slaw: Aniseedy fennel works really well with meat.

Roasted vegetables: Try a combination of sweet potato, peppers, green beans and tomatoes.

Runner beans: Make the most of this often-overlooked legume by adding a knob of shallot butter.

Curly kale: This fashionable green will add some guilt-easing nutrition to your plate.

Creamed spinach: Or, take the opposite approach and coat your greens in indulgent single cream.

Mushrooms: Another traditional accompaniment. Try them devilledroasted or with cream.

Peas: Take it back to the old school with a serving of peas.

Side salad: Keep it minimal and go for a classic watercress or flat-leaf parsley salad, or flip the notion on its head and serve your steak and chips in the salad.

Bruschetta: Use your seared steak to top Italian-style toast with beef’s favourite cheese - Stilton.

Refried beans: Go Mexican with a portion of spiced pinto and black beans.

Onion rings: In a result that surprised the BBC Good Food team, one of the most-searched for terms on our site on Valentine’s Day 2012 was ‘onion rings’. Are they the new food of love? Go all Romeo on the situation and follow our video guide to deep-frying onion rings, or try them baked if you prefer. 

What do you like to serve alongside your steak? Share your ideas with us below, and be sure to look through our steak recipe collection to help you along... 

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i would love to try this btw, are there more traditional sauce recipe?
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