Balsamic Grilled Steak with Charred Corn Salad

There is nothing like grilling up some yummy steak and enjoying dinner outside in the summertime. When I’m not busy cooking for clients I still enjoy cooking delicious meals at home. We spent quite a bit of time on backyard beautification this summer, so I’m always looking for an excuse to grill and dine on the patio. This flavorful recipe can be made with any steak you’d like, but tri-tip is tender, juicy, and inexpensive. Vegetarian friends, just marinate a large portobello in the same balsamic marinade and grill it, it is delicious with the corn salad. I hope you use this recipe as your excuse to grill up a yummy dinner and dine outside!

Balsamic Grilled Steak with Charred Corn SaladBalsamic Grilled Steak with Charred Corn Salad
Makes 4 Servings

Balsamic Marinade

1 (2-lb) tri-tip roast
1 Tbs brown sugar
2 tsp soy sauce
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
4 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp cracked pepper
1 tsp salt

Combine the marinade ingredients in a large zip-top bag or bowl. Add the meat and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours and up to 24 hours.
Charred Corn Salad
4 ears of corn, husks removed
1 Tbs olive oil
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
10 basil leaves, cut into strips
salt & pepper to taste

Preheat grill over to medium high heat for 10 minutes. Rub corn with a little oil. Grill 10-12 minutes, turning frequently, until corn is charred and heated through. Remove from grill and set aside to cool. Cut kernels from cobs and transfer to a large bowl along with remaining ingredients. Lightly toss to combine. Let stand at room temperature until ready to serve.
Place the tri-tip on the preheated grill and cook for 10 minutes on each side. Turn the burners down to medium heat and cook for another 15 minutes. Check for doneness with a thermometer. For medium, remove the meat when the thermometer reads 135 degrees. Tent with foil and let it rest 10 minutes before slicing. To serve; slice the trip-tip in half-inch slices. Serve meat on a platter with the corn salad. Enjoy!

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