If you love entertaining as much as I do, then you’re going to LOVE this unique meal idea! This Grilled Steak Charcuterie Board is piled high with tender beef, and lots of yummy fruits and vegetables!
Here in the South, we’ve experienced some pretty hot Summers! During these months, we usually keep cool by taking a swim in the lake or giving our ovens a break and having a good old-fashioned cookout. We’ve been grilling out at least once a week and each time we grill, I try to think of a different and unique recipe to shock my family. This time, I decided to put together a Grilled Steak Charcuterie Board!
Since we are a family of beef-lovers, I knew that this meal idea would be well-received! I love adding beef to my recipes because it contains some awesome nutritional goodness. Most people don’t realize this, but beef can actually be a part of a healthy diet regimen. A 3-ounce serving of lean beef provides about 25 grams of high-quality protein and 10 essential nutrients including zinc, iron and B vitamins. These nutrients help to build strong bodies and can help to support cardiovascular health.
HOW TO PREP YOUR STEAK
There are so many cuts of beef to choose from, but we decided to go with NY Strip Steaks. Before we started grilling, I marinated the steaks about 1 hour. A good marinade can help to add in extra flavor and tenderness, and those with little to no sugar can also help to protect the meat from charring. Before transferring the meat to the grill, I removed the meat from the marinade and dried it with a paper towel. This will help to promote even browning during the cooking process.
Some grill experts may choose to bring their steaks to room temperature before grilling, but that’s not recommended due to food safety reasons. The best method includes pulling the meat from the fridge and placing it directly on the grill.
HOW TO GRILL FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Before you get started, make sure that the grill grates are well-oiled. This will help to prevent the food from sticking to the grill. When preparing your fruit for the grill, keep peels and rinds on the fruit and cook all fruits and vegetables directly over moderate heat. Be sure to rotate them frequently to prevent overcooking.
HOW TO GRILL STEAK
When cooking beef, use medium heat to avoid overcooking and charring. During the grilling process, turn beef only one to two times for even cooking and browning. Be sure not to press, flatten, or pierce the meat. You want to keep all of those flavorful juices inside! For best results, cook steaks to 145°F – 160°F for medium-rare to medium doneness. After cooking, let steaks rest before serving.
HOW TO ARRANGE YOUR GRILLED STEAK CHARCUTERIE BOARD
After you’ve let your steaks rest, it’s time to slice them and build your charcuterie board. I like to start by filling up the corners with the fruits and vegetables, and then putting the sliced steak in the middle of a food-safe board. Fill in the nooks and crannies with fresh herbs and sauces such as pesto or compound butter.
The combination of the beef, fruit, and veggies will allow your guests to build a balanced, healthy plate. As a Registered Dietitian, I like to recommend filling your plate with a serving of protein, and filling the other half with colorful vegetables, fruits, and fiber-rich carbohydrates.
This Grilled Steak Charcuterie Board makes such a beautiful presentation! My family really enjoyed the different flavor combinations and they loved the tenderness and juiciness of the steak. I think it’s safe to say that this will become our new Summer tradition!
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Grilled Steak Charcuterie Board
- 4 NY Strip Steaks about 1-inch thick & 10-12 ounces each
- 2 red bell peppers sliced
- 2 orange bell peppers sliced
- 2 yellow bell peppers sliced
- 1 bunch of asparagus ends trimmed
- 3 zucchinis sliced
- 4 ears of corn each cut in half
- 8 watermelon slices
- 8 pineapple slices
- 1 tbsp Garlic powder
- Salt/pepper to taste
- Oil for the grill
- Fresh herbs for garnish
For steak marinade:
- ¼ cup oil
- ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
- ¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- Salt/pepper to taste
Whisk olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add steaks to a gallon-sized plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Season bell peppers, asparagus, and zucchini with garlic powder, and salt & pepper. Set aside.
Turn grill to medium to high heat, and make sure that the grates are well-oiled. Place fruits and vegetables onto grill, rotating them frequently to prevent overcooking. Grill fruit for about 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until heated through and grill marks appear, and remove them from the grill. Grill vegetables for about 15 minutes, or until tender, and remove them from the grill.
Turn grill down to medium heat, and place steaks on the grill. When cooking beef, use medium heat to avoid overcooking and charring. Turn beef only 1 to 2 times for even cooking and browning and cook for about 10-15 minutes.
*For best results, cook steaks to 145°F – 160°F for medium-rare to medium doneness. After cooking, let steaks rest before serving.
Arranging your Charcuterie Board
On a food-safe board, start by filling up the corners with the grilled fruit and vegetables. Next arrange the sliced steak in the middle. Fill in the nooks and crannies with fresh herbs and sauces such as pesto or compound butter. Serve and Enjoy!