Well, such a simple question with such a simple answer. Unfortunatly all 10,000,000,000,000,000.4 answers are simple. I know the feeling of looking in the fridge at a piece of meat I paid 30 bucks for and drawing a complete blank. So. I have read most of this thread, skipping only the portions that left me cross eyed. I noticed three things overall in peoples responces (well, maybe more, its hard to do math when cross eyed):
I noticed that no one stated a position as seen from the customers point of view. So I will say this, as a customer, my mouth will water in anticipation for a steak. Can I say it, I love a good steak. I will of course go right cold if what is served me is anything other than steak. I do mean, I absolutly hate having to dig to even begin to see the steak. I want it there, bold and in my face. I want it to be the king on my plate. I want to know that I am spending 29.95 on the stake and not the rosetted radishes!! Radisehes be banned, I ORDERED A STEAK!!
I have also noticed a lack of pickles and sweets, both of which go nice with steak ("with" not hiding). There are many terrific pan relishes that can be done with chunky vegtables to be served with steak. Instead of carmelised onions, try juliened and quick pickled onions. Or asperigus spears under a nice sweet apricot sauce.
I have also noticed a lack of nuts. Pecans roasted, salted, sugared, smoked, and or coated in chili powders are awsome, meaty, and a good with steak.
I will say that yes, there was one person back on the seond page that mentioned pickled walnuts. Now that is interedting, though I personally prefer pecans.
I also read right near the top of an alfredo suggestion, and I will say this, alfredo and steak is good, just not that easy. If you do it as a sauce, place it on the plate first, and the steak on this, or it gets muddy looking. Remembering that Alfredo is essentially parmasean cream and liaison with nutmeg at pepper flavouring. This flavour can be added to rice (risotto) pasta (alfredo) and whipped potatos (
). Actually an Alfredoed whipped potato under the broiler browned would probably be right nice.
I will also always expect carmelised onions and shrooms. I find it eminently acceptable to have these served in a seperat dish. Like I said, I wanna see my steak, thats what I have ordered!