Nori-Crusted Steaks

Consider this your reason to cancel your reservations and have date night in. By bringing the steakhouse experience home, you gain control over the quality of your cuts, as well as how they're cooked. You also get the opportunity to expand /elevate your sides selection. Not only will the following 5-star-rated steakhouse-inspired selections satisfy your steak dinner expectations--they're sure to exceed them. Let's get sizzling.

Grilled Sirloin with Anchovy-Lemon Butter and Broccoli Rabe
Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr

Sirloin Grilled Sirloin with Anchovy-Lemon Butter and Broccoli Rabe Fire up the grill for this succlent grilled sirloin. Served with an Anchovy-Lemon Butter, along with fresh and flavorful broccoli rabe, this dish rings special enough for a dinner party, but it comes together fast enough for an approachable weeknight meal.

Prime Rib Salt- and Herb-Crusted Prime Rib with Fresh Horseradish Sauce This herbaceous knock-out of a piece of meat is everything. The salt crust locks in the steaks juices and makes those richly seasoned end pieces a hot commodity at the dinner table. Finishing with fresh horseradish sauce is never a bad idea.

Filet Mignon Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Port Reduction and Blue Cheese The here trick is achieving a glorious crust on the steak with a sear on the stove top, then finishing it off in the oven with a crumble of blue cheese. Divine.

Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms and Mascarpone
Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

À La Carte Sides & Accompaniments

Creamy Caesar Salad with Spicy Croutons Can we make a collective vow to never purchase prepared salad dressing again? When it's this easy to make one that's worth licking the bowl for, there's really no need for the shelf-stable squeeze bottle. From the addictive Caesar dressing to the croutons with a welcome kick, this starter course sets up the entire meal with fresh crunch and zesty tang.

Potato Gratin with Goat Cheese and Garlic The promise of creamy-rich goat cheese coated potatoes and the satisfying scent of roasting garlic filling your kitchen is all the reason you need to get this it's a 5-star beauty in the oven as soon as possible. Grilled Asparagus with Caper Vinaigrette If you're already grilling your steaks, might as well grill a veggie side too. Grilling adds major flavor power via charring the asparagus. And the bright caper vinaigrette that's drizzled over the spears balances out all of the deep umami action that's going on over at the grill.

Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms and Mascarpone A dollop of mascarpone gives this risotto its luscious rich consistency, while porcini mushrooms' earthy flavor lends it extraordinary depth. These mushrooms have a smooth, meaty texture when hydrated that makes a great match for a hunk of beef.

Creamed Spinach This lighter take on a decadent classic cuts down on the butter and cream and deploys reduced-fat cream cheese for a silky sauciness and hint of tangy flavor.

Baked Mac and Cheese The secret to this cheesy baked macaroni's impossibly creamy texture? Mayo. Give it a go--trust me, you'll be into it.