Scandinavian Steak and Potatoes


Steak and potatoes fans, this dinner recipe is for you! Bake flat iron steak with pearl onions and potatoes for a family meal that will stick to your ribs. For extra flavor, start the pan sauce with white wine instead of water.

Scandinavian Steak and Potatoes
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Roast Time:
30 mins
Broil Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 8 ounce pearl onions

  • 1 pound red and/or white whole tiny new potatoes, halved (2 1/2 cups)

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 tablespoon Scandinavain Lemon Spice Mix

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ pound beef flat iron steak

  • ¾ cup dry white wine or water

  • 5 tablespoon butter, cut into pieces

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley

  • Prepared horseradish

  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

Scandinavian Lemon Spice Mix

  • 2 tablespoon dried dill weed

  • 2 tablespoon dried tarragon, crushed

  • 2 teaspoon dried lemon peel

  • 2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a medium saucepan bring 3 cups water to boiling. Add onions; boil for 1 1/2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Slice off root ends; slip off and discard skins. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl combine potatoes, oil, 1 tablespoon of the spice mix, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Toss to mix. Spread cut side down in a a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Roast, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Add onions to baking pan with potatoes. Roast for 15 minutes more or until vegetables are tender and browned. Remove from heat. Cover with foil and keep warm.

  3. Preheat broiler. Rub steak with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining spice mix. Place steak on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil steak 4 to 6 inches from the heat for 5 minutes per side or until desired doneness (160°F for medium doneness). Transfer steak to a cutting board; cover and let stand 5 minutes.

  4. Carefully add wine to hot broiler pan, scraping up browned bits. Transfer sauce to a small saucepan. Bring to boiling and boil gently, uncovered, for 3 minutes or until liquid reduces to 1/2 cup. Remove from heat and gradually whisk in butter, a few pieces at a time. Whisk in any juices on cutting board from steak.

  5. Slice steak and arrange on plates with potatoes and onions. Pour on sauce and top with parsley, horseradish and lemon peel.

Scandinavian Lemon Spice Mix

  1. Shake everything together in a small jar, cover, and store in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.

Charred Lemon

If desired, in step 2 add a halved lemon to the baking pan, cut side down, with the potatoes. Roast as directed with the potatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

600 Calories
34g Fat
29g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 600
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 850mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 13.5mg 67%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 5.6mg 31%
Potassium 1192mg 25%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 37.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 5.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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