Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that are the best.  On a busy weekday night, after a long day at work, sometimes it’s nice to get some fresh air outdoors while grilling a meal that took a whole of 25 min from start to finish.  Oh, and it’s also nice to relieve a little guilt by cooking some red meat for your hubby, since the last time you brought some home from the store was over 6 months ago (ok, so maybe that’s just me).  You may also think that this looks like an expensive meal, but at a whopping 6 bucks for two people to eat, I would say it wasn’t half bad (thanks to Costco).

Enough Steak (we used tri-tip) for about 1/2lb. per person
Emeril’s Steak Rub (or the rub of your choice)
1 bunch of Asparagus, washed and ends trimmed off
Olive Oil
1 Lemon, halved
Salt/Pepper

Rub you steak with olive oil and liberally sprinkle with the steak rub.  Allow to sit for a moment while the grill heats up (or overnight in the fridge if you remember).  Meanwhile, toss your asparagus with olive oil, salt, pepper, and squeeze one of the lemon halves over it.  Throw the steak over the grill (about med. heat), and cook for about 5 min, then throw your asparagus on as well.  Continue to cook your steak and asparagus for another 10+ minutes, or until your desired done-ness is reached.  Let stand for 10-15 min to retain the juices. Cut the power, gas, heat-source to your grill and call it a night.

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