Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hand Over That Grill

I have stated before that my husband is the master of the grill at our household.  But on a rare occasion he will turn over his Weber to friends that are worthy of cooking on his grates.

On a recent weekend we invited over some friends for one of our Sunday potlucks.  My husband's "BVS" took over the grill and prepared a fabulous meal.

Tequila Cream Corn



Herb-Crusted Flank Steak with Cherry Tomatoes and Olives
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit



For the Steak

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2-1/2 pound loin lip or flank steak
1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:
Mix first 6 ingredients in small bowl.

Place steaks in large glass baking dish.  Brush steaks with olive oil.  Rub with herb mixture.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.

Prepare grill to medium-high heat

Grill steaks until cooked to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium.  Transfer steaks to cutting board.  Cover with foil.  Let stand 5 minutes.

Cut steaks across grain into 1/2-inch thick slices.

Arrange steak slices on a large platter.  Spoon tomatoes with juices over steaks and serve.

For the Tomatoes


















Ingredients:
2 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes
1 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pitted Kalamata olives 
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pitted brine-cured black olives
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pitted brine-cured green olives
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons Sherry wine vinegar

Directions:
Mix all ingredients in large bowl

Season tomatoes to taste with salt and pepper.  (Can be made 2 hours ahead.  Let stand at room temperature.)

Note: If you are interested in the tequila corn recipe. Please send me an email and I will be happy to forward it you.


Enjoy!



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50 comments:

Sage said...

What an amazing summer meal; this guy is a pro.I saved it! and it looks so tasty.
Rita

Lyndsey said...

Looks wonderful,a beautiful, colorful, meal, perfect for Father's Day!

Pam said...

It all looks delicious but, especially the steak. Rare just the way I like it and flavored with good seasonings. What a great meal!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Such a great selection of savory flavors with the steak - its the ultimate in umami! I'm very intriqued by the Tequila creamed corn as well.

Ana Powell said...

Your steak is exactly as I like, rare.
Lovely meal ♥

Lea Ann said...

Thanks for this recipe - looks fantastic.

From the Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness! I'd love to be invited to one of your Sunday potlucks. I'll bring dessert!

Best,
Bonnie

lakeviewer said...

He'll have a great Father's Day with this combination. Besides, tomatoes are great healthy boosters for men especially, preventing prostrate problems. All tomatoes.

Nisrine@Dinners and Dreams said...

The steak sounds phenomenal with all these herbs.

xo

Kim said...

Oh my....I want the whole meal, but the corn is really speaking to me! It looks like a truly beautiful meal :)

P.S. I finally opened the guava paste and put it on those yummy crackers with some cream cheese! I took them to a girls night in event where everyone brought a potluck dish from around the world. They were a HUGE hit and everyone loved them. They were the first dish to disappear. I'm going to be posting them soon. Thanks again:)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely steak and grape tomato topping. Looks fabulous!

A Year on the Grill said...

Turned over his grill????

Turned over HIS grill????

Turned over his GRILL????

TURNED OVER his grill????

Was he sick???? something life threatening I will assume. Better get a complete physical fast (or increase his life insurance, whichever is your priority).

Beautiful plating on the steak and tomatoes... but still... Turned over his grill??? I may not be able to sleep tonight

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Gorgeous! That corn just looks amzazing, it all does! Great meal!

My Little Space said...

Oh my, these look so gorgeous & delicious! Love the salad. yummm..... Have a great day, Velva.
Cheers, Kristy

pierre said...

love your dish : here is Paris it is like winter weather is awful !! Pierre

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

A wonderful meal indeed!=)

Julie said...

Beautiful meal. Love all of the colors.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

The meat is cooked to perfection. Terrific meal and beautiful colors.

Erica said...

Thank you for sharing, lovely pictures and a delicious dishes! That meat looks amazing :)

Chef E said...

Yikes, I have to rethink my dinner plans again! That is freakin the most beautiful plate of beef and tomatoes/corn I have laid eyes on...

intuitive eggplant said...

Wow! These dishes look so mouth-watering and perfect for summertime! Velva, you should have entered them for the Picnic Culinary Smackdown (except, I guess, for that pesky no-grilling-on-the-spot rule). I'll be posting the theme for the July Smackdown sometime this week and would love to have you join in the fun. In any event, I'll be staying tuned to see what else you have up your culinary sleeves :)

eggy

Cucinista said...

Oh, I am getting that long summer night feeling looking at your post. Everything looks delicious and packed with flavor. Everything I love about the season, packed in there.

Hungry Dog said...

What a stunning meal! The steak of course looks delicious. But I am also hypnotized by the creamed corn. I'm definitely going to make that. Lovely!

Jay said...

Dear Velva,
this dish looks so droolworthy, delicious.

Raina said...

Always looking for new marinades and ways to prepare beef on the grill. This is a wonderful way for sure:) Thanks!

Lori Lynn said...

We have been looking for a corn recipe for our upcoming party, I am so interested in this corn with tequila!
LL

Julie said...

That steak looks just perfect! Yum :)

Angie's Recipes said...

The steak...wow...simply perfect! And I love that tomato salad too. So refreshing and delectable.

Foodessa said...

That tomato mix looks so appetizing.
We no longer have our BBQ...and yes...Hubby too was the master of that domain. I quite honestly never minded one bit. We have to give them some rein;o)
Flavourful wishes, Claudia

tasteofbeirut said...

This meal is mouthwatering!

Eliana said...

What an awesome looking dish. Although it's barely lunch time, I wish I had a portion of this right now.

We Are Not Martha said...

That steak looks absolutely fantastic! I'd be thrilled if someone came to my house and whipped up this meal for me :) YUM!

Sues

Marguerite said...

What a wonderful summer meal! Love the tomato salad, corn, and herbs! Great marinade, too!

The Japanese Redneck said...

The meal looks very good. Your husband must have really trusted them with his grill......

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love to grill! The flank steak looks delicious...a little rare? PERFECT!

TKW said...

Delicious sounding meal (looks great, too). I'm intrigued about tequila and corn! Sounds like something I'd like. ;)

Chris said...

I was glad to read that was actually two steaks because that plate has a TON of meat on it. I figured it had to be two steaks or you got the flank steak off of a brontosaurus or something big:)

Jen_from_NJ said...

That steak dinner looks fantastic! I don't eat beef very often but I could really go for this!

Mags said...

Oh my lord...someone definitely knows how to grill some serious steaks. I want that NOW!

Trish said...

What a super steak dinner. Wow....Wish I could come on over!

theUngourmet said...

What a fabulous meal! I love the look of your tequila cream corn! My husband always leaves the grilling to me for some reason. ;)

Fresh Local and Best said...

I like the bed of tomatoes and olives that accompanied the steak. Flank is one of my favorite cuts, and yours look grilled to perfection.

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

The tomato concoction made my mouth water... but the tequila corn also sounds really yummy. Makes me miss Florida a little bit!

Barbara said...

And just why wasn't I invited??
This meal looks divine! The flank steak is a favorite and this one is done perfectly!

Sophie said...

waw!! The steak & the tomatoes dish looks quite OUTSTANDING, dear Velva!!

MMMMMMMM,...a stunning & special festive dish too!

buffalodick said...

If I let someone else grill, I would "hover" until they got sick of me!

The Food Hunter said...

WOW! that is the most amazing looking piece of meat I've ever seen.

Von said...

I haven't had a barbecue for ages....! I have a feeling that no one in our family is any good at barbecuing though....haha But wow! That steak looks delicious!!!

smalltownoven said...

Wow does this look good! Perfectly done steak has got to be one of my favorite things. Bravo to your husband! And bravo to you for marrying him :)

Mimi said...

Your husband is a brave man to let someone else man the grill. Beautiful flank steak.
Mimi

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