Monday, June 15, 2009

Beef and Asparagus Rolls

Okay folks the lackluster name does not do the outcome justice. I was really, really pleased with this. I used a marinade that my mom has used for asparagus for years. Oddly I did not marinate the asparagus in it, just the meat. However, I am sure if you did both in the marinade it would be great. You might find, as I did, most flat iron cuts will be too thick to roll, if so take a knife and cut the piece to have thickness down the length of the meat.

2 lb flat iron steak
2 lb asparagus cleaned and partially cooked

For the Marinade

¾ c. oil
½ c wine vinegar
2 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp parsley
2 tsp chives
1 tsp salt
2 tsp tarragon
1-2 clove of garlic grated or minced
1/4 tsp pepper

Combine all ingredients for marinade in a bag and let meat marinate for at least 8 hours.

In salted water cook the asparagus until it is mostly done.

Depending on the size of the asparagus use about 3-6 per bundle. If you need to cut the meat to ½ thickness. Using the bundle to measure the cuts, cut the meat so that there is enough to easily wrap the bundle but with little overhang. Secure with a toothpick.

We did them on the grill. It took about 15 minutes on medium heat, however you need to turn it once so check half way through. Eat and enjoy!

Just a note, if you are note a beef fan, I think this would be great with chicken or pork. I think also I soy, ginger sesame marinade would work great too.


girlichef said...

Yummy little bundles!! It also sounds out of this world with the "asian"-style marinade...delish.

Chef E said...

This is a total YUM on my palate scale! I like the idea the meat is marinated, and not the asparagus, it layers the flavors in a good way...I am serious, I am going to try this one soon!

Netts Nook said...

I am trying this for sure I have I steak I need to eat and Asparagus always on the menu. What a great happening idea. You go girl.

The Paraplegic Chef said...

This looks delicious! I always love to find new marinades :)

Anonymous said...

Delicious rolls! I love the marinade for the beef, very flavorful!

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks great, and like a lot of fun! Do you think flank steak might work well here?

Mommy Gourmet said...

fearless... I would think so. I am not really familiar with it but I did take a look at it at the store today. It looks like it would work wonderfully but it is thick so you will want to "thin" it.

Anonymous said...

Delicious, a simple marinade that enhances ALL of the flavours! Excellent idea!

faisal said...


Great recipe.

There are so many people like this recipe.

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Chris said...

So you are slicing the meat thinly across the grain while raw and then wrap the parboiled asparagus? Does the meat stay tender?

I like my flat iron done med-rare so that's the only thing holding me back from trying this.

zerrin said...

Never tried asparagus and meat before, but sounds great! I can imagine how soft the meat becomes after that marinade. Thanks for its recipe, I'll try it for beef steak next time.