Hand Over That Grill
PUBLISHED ON: 06.20.2010
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
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
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
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
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.
What an amazing summer meal; this guy is a pro.I saved it! and it looks so tasty.Rita
Looks wonderful,a beautiful, colorful, meal, perfect for Father's Day!
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
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.
Your steak is exactly as I like, rare.Lovely meal ♥
Thanks for this recipe – looks fantastic.
From the Kitchen
Oh my goodness! I'd love to be invited to one of your Sunday potlucks. I'll bring dessert!Best,Bonnie
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.
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The steak sounds phenomenal with all these herbs.xo
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:)
Lovely steak and grape tomato topping. Looks fabulous!
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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
Gorgeous! That corn just looks amzazing, it all does! Great meal!
My Little Space
Oh my, these look so gorgeous & delicious! Love the salad. yummm….. Have a great day, Velva.Cheers, Kristy
love your dish : here is Paris it is like winter weather is awful !! Pierre
Adventures in Domestic Cooking
A wonderful meal indeed!=)
Beautiful meal. Love all of the colors.
The meat is cooked to perfection. Terrific meal and beautiful colors.
Thank you for sharing, lovely pictures and a delicious dishes! That meat looks amazing 🙂
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…
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
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.
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!
Dear Velva,this dish looks so droolworthy, delicious.
Always looking for new marinades and ways to prepare beef on the grill. This is a wonderful way for sure:) Thanks!
We have been looking for a corn recipe for our upcoming party, I am so interested in this corn with tequila!LL
That steak looks just perfect! Yum 🙂
The steak…wow…simply perfect! And I love that tomato salad too. So refreshing and delectable.
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
This meal is mouthwatering!
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
That steak looks absolutely fantastic! I'd be thrilled if someone came to my house and whipped up this meal for me 🙂 YUM!Sues
What a wonderful summer meal! Love the tomato salad, corn, and herbs! Great marinade, too!
The meal looks very good. Your husband must have really trusted them with his grill……
We love to grill! The flank steak looks delicious…a little rare? PERFECT!
Delicious sounding meal (looks great, too). I'm intrigued about tequila and corn! Sounds like something I'd like. 😉
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:)
That steak dinner looks fantastic! I don't eat beef very often but I could really go for this!
Mags @ the Other Side of 50
Oh my lord…someone definitely knows how to grill some serious steaks. I want that NOW!
What a super steak dinner. Wow….Wish I could come on over!
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
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
The tomato concoction made my mouth water… but the tequila corn also sounds really yummy. Makes me miss Florida a little bit!
And just why wasn't I invited??This meal looks divine! The flank steak is a favorite and this one is done perfectly!
Sophie Sportende Foodie
waw!! The steak & the tomatoes dish looks quite OUTSTANDING, dear Velva!!MMMMMMMM,…a stunning & special festive dish too!
If I let someone else grill, I would \”hover\” until they got sick of me!
The Food Hunter
WOW! that is the most amazing looking piece of meat I've ever seen.
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!!!
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 🙂
Your husband is a brave man to let someone else man the grill. Beautiful flank steak.Mimi