Let’s grill!

by jerseygirl on November 5, 2008 · 40 comments

Get out your grill before it’s too late. The weather has been fairly warm in NJ and it is still grilling season to our family. Actually, it’s always grilling season around here. Rain, snow, or shine, we love our grill. If you have to take out the shovel and move the piles of snow off the grill, it’s worth it. Especially when hubby does it. So thank you hubby for all the times you’ve stood out in the cold, snow or rain so we could have a nice dinner.

Today’s recipe is a steak marinade that I quickly put together. It’s basic pantry ingredients but really tasty and it has a nice southwest flavor. As you can see, I paired it up with some zucchini and asparagus. I left the potatoes behind. We are saving our carbs for leftover Halloween candy. I used NY Strip steaks but the marinade would work perfect on another type of steak.

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Southwest NY Strip Steaks

juice of 1 lime
3 TBS soy sauce
1 jalapeno, seeded, cored and minced
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic salt
1 TBS sugar
1 tsp black pepper
2 NY strip steaks (about 3/4 lb each)

Mix together lime juice, soy sauce, jalapeno, onion powder, garlic salt, sugar and black pepper. Marinate the steaks in the mixture for 1 to 2 hours. Let steaks come to room temperature before grilling. Preheat grill. Grill steaks for 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until meat reaches a temperature of 145 degrees for medium rare.

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Maria November 5, 2008 at 11:08 am

Grilling is the best!! I hate it when it gets cold, but sometimes we grill out anyways!! It is worth freezing:)

kat November 5, 2008 at 11:10 am

That does sound like a wonderful marinade

joanna November 5, 2008 at 11:41 am

i like tis marinade. sounds really delicious and the meat looks like is soaked it up nicely.

i also love how you call your husband “hubby.” i’ve noticed that ALL bloggers do that. i’ll have to do that when i get married someday haha

HoneyB November 5, 2008 at 11:52 am

This looks awesome! We will grill year round too!

Barbara Bakes November 5, 2008 at 12:09 pm

We love grilling all year long as well. Although I’m usually the griller as well. Lucky you to have a husband who will do it!

Barbara November 5, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Lisa, it’s still mid morning here in Missouri, but I would be eating steak with you if I was in New Jersey. I never order steak when we dine out as it is so good coming off our own grill.
Jersey Girl Rocks!

Pam November 5, 2008 at 1:40 pm

This makes me want a steak for dinner. The marinade sounds really good.

Mary November 5, 2008 at 2:14 pm

Lisa, these steaks look awfully good. We grill year round here though often in the rain.

black eyed susans kitchen November 5, 2008 at 2:33 pm

That sounds sooo good! We grilled skirt steak the other day. Our grill won’t be put away until we have freezing temps or a snow storm. I will be trying this marinade. Thanks. Susan

Aggie November 5, 2008 at 3:18 pm

We love to grill too…lucky for us, we have a covered patio b/c so many times I get caught out there in bad weather!

Your marinade sounds delicious and both the steak and veggies look great!!

Theresa November 5, 2008 at 3:35 pm

We never put away our grill either here in New York. We use it all year round as well. Nothing like a grilled steak!

Peter M November 5, 2008 at 3:59 pm

Amen to late fall warm days in the east. I often change menu plans to squeeze in more grillin…great T-bone is see there.

natalia November 5, 2008 at 4:02 pm

We never grill.. but I wish we lived near you !

Teresa Cordero Cordell November 5, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Lisa, thanks for visiting my blog. You have a lovely site. The strip steak caught my hubby’s attention. Guess we’ll be grilling this weekend. And yes, it is wonderful to know that something so “wicked” like chocolate can indeed be good for you.

Tink November 5, 2008 at 5:09 pm

This looks AWESOME! My stomach is rumbling looking at it. I love steak. We’re getting snow out our way today. I woke up to 4″ and it’s still coming down!

Reeni November 5, 2008 at 5:10 pm

We grill in the snow, sometimes you just have to! Your steak looks great!

Lucy November 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm

There are some things that must be grilled and steak is one of them.. Yum!!! In colder weather, the grill comes closer for quick in & out the door. All weather grilling here too : )

The Blonde Duck November 5, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Yum! Steak with flavor! I love it!

Prudence November 5, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Hey Lisa!! You are SO making me miss Jersey and you’re making me drool!!

Clumbsy Cookie November 5, 2008 at 6:56 pm

Oh yes Lisa, let’s totally grill!

Dawn November 5, 2008 at 7:25 pm

I think grilling is the best for a good steak. I love the char on this, that’s my favorite part. I would never get my hubby to eat the veggies though lol

Bunny November 5, 2008 at 9:20 pm

I’m from Pa. and the weather has been great for grilling!

Bridgett November 5, 2008 at 9:58 pm

I love grilling and my favorite is always to grill steaks. I can imagine these steaks were delicious with those southwest flavors. My mouth is watering!

Mandy November 5, 2008 at 10:13 pm

Love the marinade, the steaks look awesome! wouldn’t those asparagus be better battered and fried?! LOL. Great post, congrats on 100!

Candy November 5, 2008 at 10:39 pm

I’m with ya! Still grilling here, in fact it’s supposed to be 79 on Friday…

Patsyk November 5, 2008 at 10:57 pm

The marinade looks great! I can’t wait to try it myself.

That Girl November 5, 2008 at 11:57 pm

I’m always looking for new marinades.

Jenny November 6, 2008 at 12:51 am

Yum Lisa! Looks beautiful. I enjoy grilling all year round, it’s too good to just save for summer!

Debbie November 6, 2008 at 8:05 am

The grilled steaks look wonderul. I love all things grilled…..

Veronica November 6, 2008 at 8:51 am

We love to grill all year round-even in the snow! That steak looks amazing-I’m craving a steak now!

Adam November 6, 2008 at 9:17 am

I love the fact you guys grill all the time too! It’s nice having a BBQ meal in January 🙂 Adds a little summer and heat to the snow.

Kirsten November 6, 2008 at 10:03 am

Living in NH we are in the same boat with clearing snow to get to the grill. So worth it thought. Your dinner looks great!

Allie November 6, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Love to grill, I feel so spoiled my husband does it all.

Satisfying my Sweet Tooth November 6, 2008 at 12:50 pm

We got about 5-6 inches of snow yesterday but that doesn’t stop us from grilling! Congrats on your 100th post, by the way!

EAT! November 6, 2008 at 1:02 pm

We have been unseasonabley warm around here lately. After last week’s snowstorm, we’ll be getting in as much grilling as we can before the snow hits again. We will be grilling our turkey in a couple weeks so hopefully it won’t be too cold.

Rosie November 6, 2008 at 5:08 pm

Ohsa I am drooling viewing your NY Strip Steaks. I wish i could pull out the grill its wet and cold here in the U.K.

Rosie x

Michele November 6, 2008 at 5:39 pm

As good as that steak looks Lisa…I’d arm wrestle for a big plate of your asparagus!!

Annie November 6, 2008 at 10:50 pm

I wish I had a grill. I only have a grill pan and it’s just not the same.
The steak looks so good and the marinade sounds fabulous!

Robin Sue November 7, 2008 at 10:41 am

You totally have me craving steak now! I am going to see if my market has some on sale! It is warm here too and perfect for some steaks!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen November 7, 2008 at 1:18 pm

YAY for great husbands! There is nothing like food cooked outdoors! Ah and the smell! Heaven!

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