NY Strip Steaks with Grilled Corn and Avocado Salsa

by Shawnda on May 27, 2009

in Asparagus,Beef,On the grill

New York Strip with Grilled Corn and Avocado Salsa

On the way to meet the family for lunch one weekend, Jason asked what I loved most about cooking. It’s simple. I love to make a mess. I love prep. Chopping, cutting, mashing, processing. If I could get paid to chop herbs all day, I’d be in heaven.

And for the record: I hate cleaning up with the fire of a hundred thousand suns.

Corn has been on crazy sale lately, for as low as 10 ears for $1. There are very few things you can do to corn on the cob to make it even better than it is, but grilling is one of them. Another warm evening, another dinner on the grill.

Grilled Asparagus

I cut. I chopped. I minced. I juiced. I shucked. And this time I even grilled. Putting a rub or marinade on a steak isn’t something I’d normally do – I’m a sea salt and cracked pepper girl. But I added the rub and I liked it. It went well with the salsa. About that salsa…

In a single word? Awesome. It would be great on chips (which is how we handled the leftovers), fish tacos, or as Jason suggested, served in homemade eggrolls (Yum!). Be warned – if we’re coming to your house and need to bring munchies, we’re bringing a big bowl of this salsa and a bag of chips.

NY Strip Steaks with Grilled Corn and Avocado Salsa
For the salsa:
1 ear of sweet corn
1 clove garlic, minced
1 ripe avocado, cubed
2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 large jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
Fresh ground black pepper

For the steaks:
2 NY strip steaks, at room temperature for 20-30 minutes
Olive oil
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Soak the ear of corn in cool water for 15-20 minutes. Pat dry. Heat the grill to medium heat. Grill the corn in the husks, rotating 1/4-turn every 5 minutes until the husks are completely browned. Allow the corn to cool.

Cut the kernels off of the cob and place in a medium bowl. Add garlic, avocado, cilantro, jalapeno, green onions, lime juice, and toss to coat. Salt and pepper to taste.

Turn grill to high. Brush both sides of steak with olive oil. Combine rub ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Coat the steaks with the rub. Grill until cooked to desired doneness, turning once half-way through (about 8 minutes total for ~11oz steaks at medium). Remove from the grill and let stand for 5 minutes. Top with salsa and serve.

Yields 2 servings
Adapted from Real Grilling by Jamie Purviance

Easy Grilled Asparagus
1 lb asparagus, washed and patted dry
Olive oil
Sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper

Toss asparagus with enough oil to lightly coat each piece. Season with a pinch of salt and several grinds of pepper. Place on the grill and cook 5-7 minutes, turning (more like rolling) once. Remove when the asparagus begins to brown.

Originally uploaded by Confections of a Foodie Bride.


{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 oneshotbeyond May 27, 2009 at 4:43 pm



2 Erin May 27, 2009 at 5:20 pm

This looks delicious!


3 Kerstin May 27, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Love that salsa! Avocados just make everything better! I just discovered how much I enjoy NY strip steaks.


4 Joan Nova May 27, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Looks like a great dinner. Jason is a lucky guy!


5 Amanda May 27, 2009 at 6:18 pm

Ooh, yum! Grilled corn AND avocados?!? Heaven!


6 cheffresco May 27, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Yum! I love fresh salsa! And asparagus!


7 Melissa May 27, 2009 at 9:09 pm

What a beautiful meal.


8 Elizabeth F. May 27, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Corn and Avocados are two of the things I love most about summer – this looks like heaven!


9 Stephanie May 28, 2009 at 8:08 am

This looks gorgeous and sounds delicious!!


10 Sylvie May 28, 2009 at 9:46 am

What a fab looking meal and I love the sound of that salsa.


11 Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer May 29, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Now that is a DAMN incredible looking meal!! Love the combination and all the spices for the strip!!


12 pam May 29, 2009 at 6:50 pm

You can bring that salsa to my house anytime!


13 Kevin May 30, 2009 at 11:52 am

The creamy avocado and sweet and juicy corn combo sounds really good!


14 Leigh June 5, 2009 at 4:23 am

What a delicious looking recipe. My mouth is already watering. There is plenty of asparagus in the markets at the moment too. A recipe with perfect timing. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.


15 Kim June 5, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Everything looks delicious!! I love a good corn salsa!!


16 Tia June 7, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Is this an original recipe? Cause there is no mention of the Webers Real Grilling cookbook you got it from. I tried this recipe before and it is indeed awesome but I was a bit more original with it than you are.


17 foodiebride June 7, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Hi Tia – You’re right that it’s not an original recipe but absolutely incorrect to say that I didn’t appropriately cite the source. All sources are cited below the recipe yield.


18 Chef Fresco June 26, 2009 at 11:13 am

I love steak, I love these images, and I love this post, and that is all.


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