Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Grilled Steak and Zucchini

1 pound baby red-skinned potatoes
1 clove garlic, smashed
kosher salt
2-1/2 T EVOO
2 t. chopped fresh rosemary
2 t. chopped fresh thyme
1 t. finely grated lemon zest
freshly ground pepper
2 medium  zucchini, sliced diagonally 1" thick
1-1/2 pounds beef tri-tip, cut lengthwise into 4 steaks
1 T fresh lemon juice
1 T finely chopped fresh parsley

1. Preheat a grill to medium high. Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan; add the garlic, 1/2 t. salt, and water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes; drain, discarding the garlic.

2. Meanwhile, mix the olive oil, rosemary, thyme, lemon zest, 1 t. salt, and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Toss the zucchini in a bowl with 1 T of the herb oil. Rub the steak with a tablespoon of the remaining herb oil

3.  grill the steak, turning once, about 10 minutes for medium rare (a thermometer inserted into the center of the steak should register 130-135 degrees).  Transfer to a plate to rest.  Meanwhile, grill the zucchini, turning once, until well marked and crisp-tender, about 10 minutes.  Transfer toa plate and prinkle with half of the the lemon juice.

4.  Toss the potaotes with the remaining herb oil and lemon juice, the parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with the steak and zucchini.

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