BBQ Steak with Gourmet Potatoes and Asparagus

Step up your standard meat and potatoes with herbs, hollandaise sauce and steak grilled to perfection

Credit: Mark Bakker

This gourmet BBQ steak dinner makes an elegant meal for one, or an impressive treat for a special dinner guest

Steak rubbed with spices, potatoes tossed with French herbs, and asparagus drizzled with hollandaise sauce give a gourmet twist to the classic meat and potatoes meal




  1. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle steak spice on both sides of steak. Leave on the counter for up to 8 hours (I try to leave it between 4-6 hours).
  2. BBQ at hottest temperature possible. When steak lifts off the grill with ease, flip it. Same for the other side. That will give you (approximately) rare. 
  3. To see if the steak is ready, first hold your index figer and thumb together, and press the flesh below your thumb knuckle with your other hand. That’s what a rare steak will feel like. Pressing your middle finger and thumb together gives you the feeling of medium rare; and pressing your ring finger and thumb together gives you medium. Pressing your pinky and thumb together gives you well done. Test first on your hand, then touch the steak to see how it compares.
  4. Remove your steak from heat 2-4 minutes before you think it’s perfect. It will continue cooking while resting. DO NOT cut into it for 5 minutes. This makes the steak incredibly juicy and tender.




  1. Put potatoes in cold water and boil them. Drain water while potatoes are still a bit firm; they will continue cooking for awhile after and you want them to be firm and not super mushy.
  2. Cut potatoes in half and put them back into the pot. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with herb mixture. Toss.




  1. Hold the bottom of one asparagus spear, and with your index finger at about the middle, push it until it breaks. It will break off the fibrous and bitter part, usually between 10-20% of the stalk. Discard the ends. This makes the asparagus more delicious!
  2. Boil a small amount of water, and place asparagus in a colander to steam them. As soon as they are hot and still quite firm, remove them from the water. 
  3. Prepare hollandaise according to package directions. Pour over asparagus, once it’s plated.

To Serve

Warm plates in the oven. Plate steak, potatoes and asparagus, and add any leftover juices from the resting steak on top of the meal.


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