06 May

Your Mother’s Day Guide to Recipes, Steaks and More

By Kansas City Steak Company Tags : mother's day,  recipes 

Spring is in full bloom, and children everywhere are thinking about the best gifts for mom, which Mother’s Day recipes to serve, and how to properly celebrate the women who do it all so effortlessly. A sentimental greeting card and her favorite flowers go a long way, but a Mother’s Day dinner prepared by you can go even further.

Mother’s Day Recipes

Mother’s Day recipes should “sing” of spring, making use of bright, in season flavors like lemon, chives, asparagus, arugula, artichokes, mango, and strawberries. The best way to build your Mother’s Day menu is to begin with a delicious entree mom will love. Whether you’re preparing lunch, brunch or dinner, Mother’s Day meals are all about her, so it only makes sense to choose your main course with her in mind.

A few of our favorite recipes for Mother’s Day involve a little kitchen and grill time on your part, but they pay off big in the flavor and satisfaction departments. You can’t really go wrong with steak in our book, and moms everywhere agree.

Tips for Grilling Mother’s Day Steaks

Before you fire up the grill to show her how much you appreciate her, check out some of our best tips to ensure a great steak every time. For more in depth guidance, visit our “steak school” and check out our informative videos and articles that will help you pull off a fantastic meal for Mom.

  • First, be sure to pull your steaks from the freezer and defrost for 24 hours in the refrigerator. While it may be possible to defrost your steaks by other methods, we do not recommend any other method for defrosting steaks. Defrosting steak via microwave, or cooking steak from frozen, will result in compromised flavor quality.
  • For the best flavor, we recommend bringing your steaks to room temperature, so pull your steaks out and set them on the counter about 30-40 minutes before you begin grilling.
  • Before you grill your steaks, be sure to season them. We recommend erring on the side of caution and season your steaks lightly. The goal is to enhance the natural flavor, not drown it. Our famous Kansas City Steak Seasoning is a great option; just sprinkle a little seasoning on both sides of each steak, then cook to your perfect temperature.
  • When grilling steaks (or any other kind of meat) we always recommend checking the internal temperature with a meat thermometer. This will help you make sure that your steaks and other items are cooked to the desired temperature. To check internal temperature correctly, insert the thermometer tip halfway into the thickest part of the steak. Use the following guide to ensure your steaks are cooked properly.
    • Rare: 125° F
    • Medium Rare: 135° F
    • Medium: 145° F
    • Medium Well: 155° F
    • Well: 165° F

Mother’s Day Dinner Ideas

Mother’s Day meals are often served as brunch, lunch or dinner. No matter which you choose to serve, we’re serving up a host of fantastic Mother’s Day recipes to help you pull off a fantastic celebration.

Rub top sirloin steaks with a mixture of lemon zest, lemon juice, minced garlic clove, dried thyme, dried parsley, dried basil, Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, black pepper and olive oil, and marinate for about an hour. Sear and grill to your desired temperature, and serve with Arugula and Roasted Tomato Salad.

For a bright, cheery Mother’s Day lunch, beef tenderloin tips are marinated with jerk seasoning and olive oil, then grilled on skewers, removed and tossed with butter lettuce, spinach, golden pineapple, red onion, bell pepper and a homemade mango vinaigrette.

Artichokes may not be your first thought when it comes to Mother’s Day dinner ideas, but artichokes are in season and add incredible flavor to this chicken dish. Boneless chicken breasts are wrapped around balls of artichoke hearts, cream cheese and cheddar cheese, then covered with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, chopped artichoke hearts, and cream of chicken soup, and baked until hot and bubbly.

Did we miss any must-have Mother’s Day recipes? Tell us in the comments below, and don’t forget to tell us what you’re serving this Mother’s Day!