Nutrisystem Inspired Grilled Steak and Corn on the Cobb and Potatoes
After being on Nutrisystem for a while, I am enjoying real world cooking that my entire family can eat. I am watching my portions, always, and choosing low calorie food whenever I can. If I treat my family to something extra delicious, like this steak, I myself go for quality, not quantity. It is in our own will power to not put a huge helping of fat steak or potatoes on our plates. We should also teach our kids to eat good and healthy, but avoid overeating.
This recipe my entire family loves. Our kids have been carnivores since the day they tasted meat, especially grilled steak. I wouldn’t be a good mom if I wouldn’t make this meal pretty much every Friday. It has become our tradition. I also love it because my husband gets involved in cooking, since he is the grill master. Otherwise he stays out of the kitchen. We use exclusively charcoal grill, never gas, so he is the one to do it. I just get to season everything and oven bake potatoes, so I pretty much read a book while beloved meal is getting ready. If that’s not a perfect Friday, then I don’t know what is!
This time I will prepare simple grilled corn, but I often make green salad with olive oil and lemon juice. That wouldn’t allow me to read a book and today is one of these Fridays when mommy deserves to read a book.
So here it goes!
|Organic or grass fed steak of choice (I went with our favorite Rib Eye)|
|Salt and pepper for seasoning|
|3 whole unpeeled organic corn ears|
|Organic Russet potatoes|
|Organic olive oil|
|Herb butter (optional)|
Right as my husband starts the grill, I put potatoes for roasting in the oven. First, preheat the oven to 400.
While it’s preheating, wash your organic potatoes with water. I make potatoes with skins on and because of that I make sure potatoes are organic, since all chemicals stay in the skin.
If you don’t have organic potatoes, peel the ones you have. Cut each potato into quarters length wise.
Place all potatoes on foil lined sheet, sprinkle some oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Put them in the oven right as the grill is getting ready and cook for 20-30 minutes, depending on the oven. When cooked they should be golden brown. If they cook before the steak is ready, turn your oven off, but keep potatoes inside until ready to eat.
To prepare corn ears just peel them off and wash making sure there is no hair left. You can sprinkle corn with some salt before putting them on the grill.
I used to grill corn with leaves after soaking them in salty water for a few hours, but then we decided that grilling corn without leaves is better. Keep in mind that corn with leaves will take a little longer to cook than steak, especially if you like your meat medium or above, so put them on the grill before you put your meat on. I enjoy some chili pepper powder or flakes on my cooked corn. Kids love butter on theirs.
Now the steaks! Wash you steaks and pat them dry with paper towel. Season them with salt and pepper on both sides.
This is pretty much it.
Grill your steaks on both sides for a few minutes each, depending on how you like them.
I enjoy my steak medium, so if it’s a little thick, 15 minutes usually will do.
Before you arrange everything on the plate, mix some butter with herbs and put it on a hot steak. It is totally optional, but you will feel like you are in a fancy restaurant if you do this.