Thick Brush Stroke

Perfect Steak and Potato Pairings

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Choosing the Right Steak

Select high-quality cuts like ribeye, filet mignon, or New York strip for the best flavor and tenderness.

Seasoning the Steak

Use a simple seasoning of salt, pepper, and olive oil. For added flavor, consider garlic powder, rosemary, or thyme.

Preparing the Potatoes

Choose large, russet potatoes for baking. Wash them thoroughly and prick them with a fork to allow steam to escape.

Baking the Potatoes

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Rub the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake directly on the oven rack for about an hour until tender.

Cooking the Steak

Heat a cast-iron skillet over high heat until smoking hot. Sear the steak for 2-3 minutes on each side for a perfect crust. Finish in the oven for desired doneness.

Resting the Steak

Let the steak rest for 5-10 minutes after cooking to allow the juices to redistribute, ensuring a juicy and flavorful bite.

Topping the Baked Potatoes

Slice open the baked potatoes and fluff the insides with a fork. Top with butter, sour cream, chives, shredded cheese, and bacon bits for a loaded potato.

Pairing Sauces

Complement your steak with sauces like garlic butter, chimichurri, or a classic red wine reduction.

Serving the Meal

Plate the steak and baked potato together, adding a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad for a balanced meal.

Enjoying the Feast

Savor the delicious combination of a perfectly cooked steak and a loaded baked potato, a classic and satisfying meal perfect for any occasion.