A Quick Grilled Dinner

grilled steak and asparagus

It was another busy week… Ok, not really. We were away for a bit on a short trip out to Tofino. Neither of us had spent much time on Vancouver Island (a long weekend in Nanaimo once, and a long weekend in Victoria once as well). And everyone kept saying that we needed to get out to Tofino. So, we did!

The trip was great! We spent a lot of time at the beach and enjoying the outdoors. We even took a short sea kayaking trip. We got back to reality late on Tuesday night, and I had the usual catch up after vacation all week. So I needed a quick dinner to make.

This is a great supper to make on a Friday night after a long week at work! It’s quick to prepare, and quick to grill up. It tastes yummy and goes well with red wine. What more could you possibly need for a Friday night?

The ingredients are listed for two people, so increase the marinade if you’re cooking for more – obviously increase the quantity of steak and asparagus too ;). This meal would go well with leftover Leek and Potato Salad or leftover Zucchini Salad.

To make this meal you will need…

  • 1 4oz steak per person – this was a large steak, so I split it between us…
  • 1/2 pound of asparagus
  • 2 TBSP of olive oil
  • 1 TBSP of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp of dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a small dish, mix together 1 TBSP of olive oil, the balsamic vinegar and the rosemary. Set the steak to marinate for around 15 minutes per side.
  2. While the steak is marinating, toss the asparagus in the remaining 1 TBSP of olive oil, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Heat up your grill to medium-high heat. Once the grill is heated, grill the steak for about 4 minutes per side (for medium rare).
  4. Grill the asparagus, so that it has nice char marks but doesn’t become mushy. Maybe 5 minutes in total, flipping it once. The asparagus will become a nice deep green once it’s cooked.
grilled asparagus
I just had to include a snap of the asparagus. It’s so green! And yummy 🙂

Enjoy 🙂


* Epicurious has a great article on how to grill up a steak.

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