Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Grilled Steak With Asparagus

Grilled Steak With Asparagus
serves 6
By Nate Appleman

2 pounds beef tri tip*
4 Tablespoons extra virgin  olive oil
1 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon cumin
1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 bunches asparagus
1 lemon, juiced
Salt and pepper


*The tri tip is beef's best-kept secret. It's a relatively inexpensive, yet very tender steak that is cut from the bottom half of the sirloin. If you cannot find it, substitute sirloin.

Preheat grill. Season the beef with salt and pepper and coat with oil. Grill until medium-rare, about 30 minutes. Let rest at least 10 minutes before slicing.

In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, cumin, paprika, and garlic. Add the asparagus, and marinate at least 10 minutes. Grill until vibrant green, about 7 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve with steak.

    Adapted by

  Yield: 6 Servings

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

  Round Out the Meal:
With an arugula salad.

  Kid Friendly:
Go easy on the paprika.

  Wine Pairing:
A Cabernet Sauvignon.

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