Thursday, February 11, 2010

Budget Meals: New York Strip & Asparagus Valentines Dinner

Here's a great Valentines meal you can make for your sweetheart!  King Soopers & City Market have the main items on sale this week!  Boneless New York Strip $5.99/lb & Fresh Asparagus $1.39/lb.  I'm thinking you can make your loved one a steak meal on Sunday for around $10!

Grilled New York Steak with Asparagus

1- 16 oz. New York Strip steaks (cut into 8 oz steaks)
4- tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1/2- tablespoon fresh rosemary (1 teaspoon dried)
1/4 cup rough-chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/4 cup red wine
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt

Purée the parsley, rosemary, onion, garlic, wine and black pepper in a food processor. Rub the paste all over the steaks. Place the meat in a plastic bag or covered container, and allow to marinate overnight.

Fire up the grill (or electric grill work). If, your cooking with an outside grill, when ready to cook the steaks, sprinkle each side with some kosher salt. The salt will help draw out the juices needed for caramelization. Cook as desired.

Roasted Asparagus
1 lb fresh asparagus
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon dried Herbes de Provence
Sea salt and pepper to taste

1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2.Toss the asparagus with olive oil, Herbes de Provence, salt, and pepper. Spread the asparagus onto the baking sheet in a single layer.
3.Roast in preheated oven until tender and lightly browned, about 12 minutes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm really going to give this try on Valentines. Thanks for the idea!

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