Monday, January 17, 2011

What's For Dinner?

We decided to make a special meal last night as a thank-you to all Grammy has done for us in the past two weeks she's spent with us & the week she still has until it's time for her to head back to Chicago.

We made the champagne sangria from Columbia Restaurant which is delightful. Click here if you're in the mood for a yummy-licious drink!

We always make sure to hit Wildfire when we head back to Chicago since I adore their crusted steaks. Since we don't often get back to IL, we decided to recreate their Parmesan crusted steak from the comfort of our own home! It may not be exactly as good as the real deal, but it's darn close.

To make a Parmesan crusted steak, mix freshly grated Parmesan cheese with panko breadcrumbs, dried thyme, minced garlic, salt & pepper. Gradually mix in olive oil until it's able to be compressed & hold a form. Do it gradually since you don't want an oily mess. Cook steaks to a few minutes less than you normally would for your desired doneness, transfer to a baking pan, top with Parmesan cheese mixture & broil for a few minutes until golden brown.

My favorite crusts at Wildfire are the Bearnaise, Parmesan & blue cheese! To. Die. For.

I made the English roasted potatoes from this blog post again & foil-bagged asparagus that we threw on the grill with salt, pepper & olive oil. All in all, it was a very easy yet impressive meal. Oh & did I forget to mention that we also had King Crab Legs with our meal?! Oh yeah, we were highfalutin last night!

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  1. It all looks so good!! We tried a Wildfire inspired crusted steak last Valentine's Day. Like you said, they were good but not quite Wildfire good!

  2. Those potatoes are always great, highly recommended!

  3. OMG, that ALL looks delicious! It's been weeks since I ate a really good meal! I have got to try the parm crusted steaks! Do you use strips or fillets?