Top 4 Steak Side Dishes for Mother’s Day

For those of us who are lucky enough to still have our moms around, there is one time each year when we are reminded to show thanks (and love) for all those stinky diapers she changed and those anxiety-filled late nights she stayed up. This year, Mother’s Day falls on May 10th. Have you figured out what to get Mom? If so, you are in the minority.

Most of us regrettably wait until the week before to start planning our gift to Mom. It’s not that we don’t care the rest of the year, it’s just that life is so darn busy these days. So Team Fuego Diablo decided to look into ways to help you all out this year and honour our mothers.

So what does Mom want?

First things first, people: she says don’t bother doing anything special, and she does NOT mean it. She doesn’t need you to spend a ton of money or book the most exclusive spa or restaurant for her. But she does want you to show that you gave this special day some thought. Just think of the thought she put into that Spiderman cake for your birthday or the perfect bike for Christmas when you were 6. Sorry for the spoiler, but that wasn’t Santa.

What Mom wants is a nice card (preferably handmade, though that gets less cute when her kids are in their thirties); a fabulous meal made by someone else; and to know that someone who loves her planned this out and made it happen for her.

Now think about it - what does she usually like to have someone else cook for her? Our research shows that one of the top meals mothers want someone to cook for them is a steak dinner. Preferably with some lobster (and it is in season in many eastern Canada locations in early May). Sounds awesome, right? But it’s not complete without the perfect side dishes. And do not even think of making her prepare any of these! Yes, even if she offers to help. Say no, sit her down and bring her a glass of bubbly. (Or her favourite red wine!)

Here are our top 4 suggestions for steak side dishes for Mother’s Day. Why not make two or three to really create a special menu?

  1. Scalloped gruyère potatoes[i]: This one says I love you in every bite. A little indulgent, but so creamy and cheesy, trust us, it’s totally worth it.
  2. Caesar Salad[ii]: Classic option for those greens to balance out the richness of steak. Check out this simple yet delicious recipe.
  3. Red Wine, Garlic and Rosemary Mushrooms[iii]: This one is tangy, healthy, and a new twist on a classic steak side.
  4. Caprese Salad: Just slice up some ripe plum tomatoes and alternate slices of mozzarella (we like using Bocconcini) and fresh basil and serve with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil reduction and a sprinkle of sea salt. So simple and tastes like spring!

 By the way, for the main dish, you still have time to order the best steak your mom will ever have at home for Mother’s Day. (It’s easy – just click here:

This is a shout out to all mothers out there, and those who are not with us anymore: We love you, Mom. Thanks for everything.





Lynne Poirier
Lynne Poirier


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