Monday, June 3, 2013

Grilled Steak Tips with Asparagus and Grilled Nectarines

Grilling season is my favorite! I try to grill as many components to a meal as possible since it makes everything taste that much better. I try to eat steak once a week and so last night seemed perfect for it. I didn't make any carbs to go with my meal but I did make a caprese salad when I got impatient waiting for the marinade to reach its full effectiveness!

Grilled Steak Tips with Asparagus

Steak Ingredients (serves 3-4):
1-1/2 lbs of steak tips (try to get a good quality with marbling)
3 Tbl Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup olive oil (I did half EVOO and half extra light)
3 pressed garlic cloves
3 Tbl dried basil
2 Tbl garlic powder
2 Tbl dried parsley flakes
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp hot sauce (I used Frank's)

Steak Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, combine all of your marinade ingredients. Mix very well with a whisk and add your tips. Let the marinade do its thang for at least 3 hours. Make sure to take your steak out 20 minutes before you have to cook it so it can come up to room temp. Heat your grill to high heat and let it warm up for about 10 minutes. Turn the grill down to medium high and put your tips on. Cook for 5 minutes with the grill open. After that time as passed, flip the steak, close the grill, and cook for another 5 minutes. Take the meat off the plate and do not touch it for 10 minutes. Voila, perfectly medium rare steak! If you want your meat cooked any more done than this, you're better off eating chicken because that's just wrong.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 524 per serving
Cholesterol: 141mg
Sodium: 874.7mg
Carbohydrates: 6.1g
Fiber: .3g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 46.7g

Asparagus Ingredients:
I bunch of asparagus
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper

Asparagus Directions
In a large plastic bag, add the marinade ingredients and shake well (make sure the bag is sealed!). Add the asparagus and let it marinade for an hour. Turn the grill to medium and add the asparagus. Cook for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally so they are charred equally all the way around.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 60 per 8 spears
Total Fat: 3.8g
Sodium: 17mg
Carbohydrates: 6.2g
Fiber: 2.5g
Sugars: 1.9g
Protein: 2.9g

Dessert Bonus!!

Grilled Nectarines

Nectarine Ingredients:
1 Nectarine per person, sliced lengthwise and pitted
Brown Sugar

Nectarine Directions:
30 minutes before you intend to grill, rub brown sugar on the cut side of the fruit and let soak in until it dissolves. Turn the grill to high and make sure you spray with pam or rub with an oily paper towel. Place the nectarine cut side down on the grill and cook for 2 minutes or until you are happy with the grill marks. Flip all of them over and cook for another 2 minutes. 

Sadly, we did not have cool whip or vanilla ice cream to serve with our grilled fruit, but they were delicious plain!

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 115 per 2 halves 
Total Fat: .5g
Sodium: 3.9mg
Carbohydrates: 28.5g
Fiber: 2.4g
Sugars: 24.6g
Protein: 1.5g

Enjoy :)