Steak Dinner Ideas

by Nina Rotz

A steak dinner can be a delicious dish and paired up with almost any side dish. Steaks are very easy to grill on an indoor or outdoor grill. The meat cut choices can be anything from New York strip, T-bone or porterhouse. Choose your favorite cut to grill, and add a healthy salad as an appetizer. Flatbread can be a tasty addition to your steak dinner; simply grill flatbread and brush olive oil on it after cooking for 3 minutes on each side.

Grilling Steak

Steaks that are 1-inch to 1 1/2-inch thick are best for grilling, Morton's Steakhouse co-founder Klaus Fritsch told CBS' "The Early Show." There is no need to season or marinate a good steak; you can add salt and pepper to taste after cooking. Preheat grill to 600 to 800 degrees F and keep it at this temperature for 30 to 45 minutes before putting steaks on. Do not flip steaks often; flipping them over once is enough and will not dry them out. Do not cook beyond medium, because it will dry out meat and take away flavor. Take off grill and allow steaks to cool for a few minutes before cutting.

Asparagus Side Dish

Asparagus can be a nutritious vegetable side dish for your steak dinner. Asparagus spears are usually bunched, and it is easier to cut off ends of all spears at once before washing. Cut off the firm, stalky end of spears, leaving only fresh, green tops. Wash spears and dry with a paper towel. Place on a plate, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, and toss with hands until each spear is covered. Grill over medium heat until spears are tender, about five minutes.

Red Roasted Potatoes

Red roasted potatoes are another popular side dish with some starch. Wash red potatoes with skin on, and cut into quarters. Place in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, add favorite seasonings such as salt, pepper and garlic powder, and toss with hands. Place red potatoes In a baking dish and cover with foil. Cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove foil and broil potatoes in the oven for 5-10 minutes for a golden color, but keeping an eye on the food so it does not burn.