Hand Over That Grill

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.

50 thoughts on “Hand Over That Grill

  1. 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:)


  2. 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


  3. 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


  4. 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.


  5. 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


  6. 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:)


  7. 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!!!


  8. 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 🙂


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