Friday, August 5, 2011

Grilling Out

Decided for tonight's dinner to go with steaks, asparagus, and salad.

I am trying a new rub recipe for the steaks.  It comes from the cookbook The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook.  We love this cookbook because of all the great information and recipes.

Garlic-Herb Rub
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground fennel
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1-1/2 tablespoons coarse salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

Mix it all together and rub on the steaks.  I rubbed this on the steaks and let it sit for a while before we put them on the grill.  Something that we feel we need to adjust is the salt in the rub recipes.  We do not use salt for or in a lot of things and we really notice the saltiness of a rub so we will adjust it the next time we make one.

We get all of our grassfed beef from Mountain Run Farm.  Tonight we are cooking tenderloin steaks on the grill.

steaks with the rub before cooking

We have fresh asparagus that we grilled.  We use a cast iron flat skillet to cook the asparagus on.  First take your asparagus (after it is washed) drizzle it with a little oil (Tonight we used a rosemary garlic olive oil) and then we heat up the pan on the grill and then add the asparagus to cook.  Don't leave it on the pan for too long otherwise it will overcook.  You want the asparagus to be crispy.

We also fixed a salad to go along with tonight's dinner.  Salad consisted of lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, green peppers and some blue cheese chunks.

steak and asparagus

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