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Onboard Holland America Line

Steakhouse Dinner for Two

Now you have all the tools to make a serious steakhouse dinner in the comfort of your own home. We gave you tips for selecting inexpensive but flavorful steaks for the main course, and then we went a step further with step-by-step instructions for cooking the perfect steak. We showed you that there’s more to baking a potato than you thought; our recipe ensures a crisp, seasoned skin and fluffy interior. Finally, you learned how to balance ingredients and textures for a great wedge salad and how to whip up a foolproof Bearnaise sauce to make your steak dinner truly special.

Download the handout we used for this course onboard your Holland America cruise [PDF].


Wedge Salad

We use a quality blue cheese—English Stilton—to make the rich dressing the star of this salad


Pan-Seared Inexpensive Steak

For this recipe, we tested 12 'cheap' steaks to find out how to save money without skimping on flavor or texture.


Blender Béarnaise Sauce

This herby, creamy sauce is easy to make and elevates any steak.



Best Baked Potatoes

For our baked potatoes, we wanted a uniformly fluffy interior encased in thin, crisp skin—and we baked nearly 200 pounds of potatoes to get it.