The Best Sides to Enjoy with Steak
Feb 24, 2022
Steak is one of the most popular dishes in America. While many people enjoy steak simply with a side of potatoes or rice, there are plenty of other sides that go great with this delicious dish. However, some pairings work better than others. At Christner’s, we recommend creamed corn, sauteed mushrooms, a baked potato, potatoes au gratin, and asparagus as the best sides to complement our USDA Prime steaks. Each of these side dishes enhances the flavor of the steak in a unique way. If you’re looking for something new to try, here are five of the best sides to enjoy with a steak.
Potatoes Au Gratin
Our potatoes au gratin are a luxurious side dish that adds a touch of elegance to any meal. The cheesy, creamy potatoes pair well with the richness of the steak. Both dishes have a rich flavor profile that enhances and intensifies when they are eaten together.
Asparagus is another great side to enjoy with steak. Its slight bitterness offsets the saltiness of the steak and its crunchy, fresh texture will cut through the richness of your favorite cut. Asparagus is also a great source of vitamins and minerals, making it the perfect side dish for any meal.
A baked potato is a classic side dish for steak because of its hearty, comforting texture. Topping your baked potato with butter, chives, bacon, or sour cream can add to the complementary nature of this traditional side. Because potatoes are a more mild side dish, they don’t outshine the more rich and savory flavors found in steak.
The sweet flavor profile of our creamed corn pairs well with the richness of USDA Prime steak. The sweet flavors of the corn offer a nice contrast to the salty, savory flavors of the steak making it an ideal pairing.
Sauteed mushrooms are another tasty side dish that pairs well with our steaks. Both steak and sauteed mushrooms have rich, earthy, and umami flavor profiles. When you pair sauteed mushrooms with steak, the existing flavors are enhanced and intensified.