It’s that time of year. Time to enjoy your backyard with a cool glass of iced-tea or a cold beer. Time to cook outdoors instead of heating up the house. Time to fire up the barby!
This is a great quick recipe that you can make any night of the week because it takes less than 30 minutes to make the whole shebang. It’s only five ingredients too (not counting seasoning the steak, if you choose to do so). So simple and an entertaining worthy dish. We served ours with corn, which we also grilled, and couscous which only required heating up the kettle and following box instructions. It was a beautiful and relaxing meal.
GRILLED STEAK WITH BALSAMIC TOMATOES & SCALLIONS
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 4 steaks (at least 6 ounces each) – flat-iron, Rib Eye, or whatever you prefer
coarse salt & ground pepper
we also love Beau Monde Seasoning on our Steaks, optional of course
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes
- 1 bunch scallions trimmed and cut into 2-inch lengths
- 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
DIRECTIONS: Set steaks out to come to room-temperature; pat dry to remove any moisture. Season both sides with salt & pepper or we also use Beau Monde Seasoning.
If you have never had it, please buy it. If you have it and have never used it for steaks…. well you are missing out, my friend!
Heat the grill; clean and lightly oil grates – we use canola for this as it has a higher smoking temperature than olive oil. Prepare double layer foil packet for grill: place tomatoes, scallions, drizzle with oil & balsamic, and add a generous pinch of salt & pepper; close packet and set aside.
Cook steaks (for ny strip or flat iron) about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steaks to a plate and tent with foil – let rest for about 10 minutes while you cook foil veggie packet.
Place foil packet on grill, once you remove steaks, and let cook for 6 to 8 minutes to soften veggies.
Transfer veggies and sauce from packet to a bowl. Serve on top of steaks with our without sauce. Enjoy!
The sauce created by the oil, vinegar, and veggies is magical. It really takes the steak to the next level.
I hope you are enjoying good food and Spring sunshine as much as we are,
*Adapted from Everyday Food Light Cookbook