If you’re a fan of steak and look forward to good times to incorporate it in your menu every now and then, you must have been wondering what to serve along with it as a side dish. And why not? A good side dish enhances the savoury of a dish to a whole another level. If you are looking for good sides for steak, look no further! Explore the number of options that are good to go with your next steak meal.
The steak comes in several forms, such as Beef Stroganoff, Bistec de Palomilla, and coda alla vaccinara, and here are the options you’ve to plan on the next side dish.
HERE ARE 7 GOOD SIDES FOR STEAK
1. VELVETY MASHED POTATOES
Boiled and mashed potatoes flavoured with thymes, fried onions, salt and flavour booster for any dish-garlic are the die-hard pleasure for those who are die-hard fans of creamy food textures. These are not just super-flavourful but are also loaded with the goodness of warm milk and melted butter. Isn’t it an amazing side dish? No fuss, super simple and yet flavour-rich! And the best part is you can refrigerate the potatoes for about 2-3 days and reheat them whenever you want to.
2. GARLIC-FLAVOURED BUTTER MUSHROOMS
This is another side dish in this list of good sides for steak that can multiply the taste of your steak several times. Oven-roasted mushrooms with a dash of garlic-flavoured butter is a delicacy that tastes really great and is the most ordered side dish in every steakhouse.
You just need to make a little effort to enjoy this side dish, and it involves laying down a sheet on the baking tray and placing the mushrooms on it. The next step is to simply brush the mushrooms with melted butter, whose flavour has been elevated by incorporating garlic and balsamic vinegar in it. If you wish to add on thyme to enhance the flavour, you can do so. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on the top.
Now bake these mushrooms in a preheated oven at a temperature of 375 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes. Enjoy this tender and juicy delicacy with your main course.
3. BREAD: THE PERFECT COMBINATION
Bread is a best friend for many dishes. It not only goes along well but is also an inevitable part of most of the meals. You can pair up your steak with any kind of bread, namely garlic bread, brioche or gravy-soaked bread. While garlic bread is the most preferred one for steak, you can also opt for focaccia.
4. SAUTEED BEANS
This is going to be a colourful and tasteful savoury for your steak, and it has to be on the list of good sides for steak. Chop or break the beans in equal halves after washing them. Melt the butter in a pan and put finely chopped garlic into it. Well, you can’t blame me! Garlic and salted butter are a match made in heaven! They just hit the taste buds with a flood of flavour.
Now you can parboil the beans if you want to; otherwise, directly put them into the pan and fry until tender and crisp. The next ingredients to go in are lemon zest, oregano (you can also replace it with your preferred seasoning), sesame seeds (optional) and grated parmesan or feta cheese. Add salt and pepper to it, and you’re good to go.
5. CREAMED SPINACH
Yes, creamy spinach. Well, it’s dreamy as well. This one is the lushest side dish that can be served along with the steak. Apart from being in one among the good sides for steak, this is a wholesome food in itself and is the best alternative to make kids happy and healthy at the same time.
Add some butter into a saucepan and stir fry a finely chopped onion in it. Now put in 2 or 3 tbsp of flour and let it roast in the mixture for a few minutes. After this, gradually add milk to the mixture and cook it until the sauce thickens. Make sure to whisk the mixture at times to avoid lumps.
Now you’re free to cook the spinach as you like. You can saute it, steam it or boil it. Boiled spinach requires a little extra effort to take out excess water. Nevertheless, it retains most of the goodness.
Here’s a pro tip for you, after cooking the spinach, quickly add it to ice-cold water to retain the fresh green colour of this superfood.
Once you’re done with spinach, put it right into the sauce and let it cook for about 3-4 minutes. Spinach tastes its best when combined with nutmeg, basil and ginger (and of course again-garlic!). Since milk is incorporated into this recipe, it has a shelf life of 2 days (store it in the refrigerator) and can be reheated prior to serving.
6. PESTO SAUCE
What better can you ask for than pesto sauce? Put 2-3 basil leaves and 4 cloves of garlic into a blender and make a fine paste. Add 1-2 tbsp of olive oil into the paste and again process it for just a few more seconds. Now add pine nuts or pignoli and parmesan cheese to the mixture. Again blend it all well.
In a pan, heat some cream and simmer it over low flame (make sure not to boil it). Half the quantity of this cream will go into the paste that you just have prepared and will be processed for about 15-20 seconds. Once done, put the paste into the saucepan and cook it till it gets thick and nice. Serve this alongside as a side dish.
7. ONION RINGS
This is a crunchy side dish to go with your steak. Remove the onion skin and slice it in a ring shape.
Now it’s time to make a slurry! And, for that, you need to take some flour and water in a bowl. Add salt, pepper and any other seasoning if you wish to (but make sure to keep a check on the salt content while doing so as some seasonings already have salt). Give the mixture a nice mix to avoid any lumps.
Meanwhile, you can heat oil in a pan. The quantity of the oil should not exceed one-third of the pan’s capacity as this recipe does not require too much oil. Now drop onion slices into the slurry (in small lots) and coat them nicely. Once the oil is hot (between 150 to 180 degrees), put the slices into the oil and deep fry the rings for around 3 to 4 minutes or until they are nicely golden and crispy. Drain the excess oil and enjoy!
Try out these side dishes and see which one you like the most as the good sides for steak.