What goes perfectly with a Chophouse Steak? Jerry says…asparagus is a natural. And it’s so simple. 15 minutes in the oven and you’ve got the ultimate side dish that pairs beautifully with a perfectly grilled Chophouse Steaks striploin steak.
How to Cook Asparagus
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Remember, we’re going to cook striploin steak at the same time, so preheat your grill or skillet if doing stove top while the oven is warming up.
Wash the asparagus in cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. Remove an inch or so of the stock at the cut end of the asparagus, as it tends to be woody and tough. It’s easy, just snap the end off. You don’t even need a knife.
Cover a baking tray with tin foil (it makes clean up a breeze). Next, arrange the asparagus on the tray in a single layer.
Drizzle olive oil on the asparagus. Do the same with balsamic vinegar (optional). Season lightly with pepper and liberally with sea salt flakes, don’t skimp on the salt.
Place in oven for 15 minutes (give or take).
Now let’s talk about how to cook a striploin steak: Start immediately as you want the steak cooked and rested by the time the asparagus is ready to come out of the oven.
Cooking the Steak
You can’t go wrong with a great striploin and it’s mix of beefy flavour and juiciness. There’s a reason it’s one of the most popular cuts in the world. And, if you’re looking to buy beef online for the first time, our Chophouse striploin steak will not disappoint. If you want to step your taste game up even higher, check out our dry-aged striploins. Either way, make sure you follow our thawing method for optimal results.
Cooking a striploin on the stovetop
Pat your steaks dry with paper towel. Generously season your beef with salt and pepper, just when you think you have enough, do it again. To sear on the stove, start with a really hot skillet and add a little vegetable oil, olive oil and a dollop of salted butter. Don’t put the butter in until your oil is hot. When the oil is really hot (just before it is smoking), add your butter. The butter will start to turn nutty brown as soon as it hits the hot pan. Now place your meat in the pan. Let it sear for about two/three minutes, and then flip it and sear it on the other side for about two/three minutes. Then reduce heat to medium and cook to desired doneness, remove from pan and let rest for a minimum of 5/10 minutes. Remember that your steak will still cook a little while resting so you might want to remove it a few degrees under your desired finished temperature.
Grilling a striploin on the barbecue
Generously season your beef with salt and pepper, just when you think you have enough, do it again. Sear two/three minutes, flip and two/three minutes on the other side, reduce heat to medium (optional) and cook to desired doneness and you’re done. This may not seem like a long time, but remember you don’t want to overcook your steak. Chophouse Striploin Steaks are not like most steaks in the marketplace. They are more marbled therefore will cook a little more quickly than other striploin steaks. Because they are more heavily marbled they are more prone to flare ups on a BBQ grill, so don’t ignore the process. Remember, fat equals flavour. After cooking to desired temperature, remove the meat from the heat and let it rest for five/10 minutes. Remember that your steak will still cook a little while resting so you might want to remove it a few degrees under your desired finished temperature.
Wasn’t that easy?
Great job! You’ve just cooked the striploin steak correctly, the asparagus is ready, should still have a little bite to them. You are about to experience something wonderful. What’s your favorite BBQ side dish? Share your barbecue tips and creations on our Facebook page or tag us in your photos using @chophousesteaks. And don’t forget to check out all of our recipes in our blog section.