Prime Steak with Mac, Blistered Shishitos, and Roasted Tomatoes
What is Prime Steak?
I like to buy USDA certified prime steaks for a slightly more upscale steak dinner at home. According to the USDA, prime beef has better marbling and is considered restaurant-quality. I’m a fan of of juicy, perfectly rendered fat oozing out of my steak, so I will choose prime steaks for special occasions.
Bring the Steakhouse Experience Home
You can’t have a steak dinner without sides. Both the blistered shishito peppers and roasted tomatoes are very easy to prepare, but add a lot of excitement and flair to the dinner plan. The concentrated acidity and sweetness of the tomato is a great palette cleanser. I love playing Russian-roulette with the shishito peppers – only 1 in every 10 is a spicy one.
I’m a fan of serving the star of the dinner – your delicious steak – in a cast iron pan so it stays hot. It’s a rustic take on the warmed plates they use for serving in a steakhouse restaurant.
|1bunch shishito peppers|
|1sprig rosemary (optional)|
|butter (for topping)|
Mac and Cheese
|1 (16oz)package pasta|
|1cup whole milk|
|1cup grated cheddar cheese|
|1cup grated gouda cheese|