Meat and potatoes get the summertime treatment with this easy recipe.


Credit: Caitlin Bensel

Recipe Summary

35 mins
55 mins

It's hard to go wrong with a perfectly seared steak and potatoes, but the combination can feel a bit heavy for the warmer months. Enter this grill-centric rendition, which pairs tender strip steaks with potato-shallot skewers. You'll quickly steam the vegetables in the microwave so they can cook alongside the steaks. Paired with a tangy tarragon mayonnaise, the result is likely to be a go-to outdoor dinner for years to come. Serve with a light red wine like pinot noir or a tart white like Sauvignon Blanc. Got leftovers? Toss sliced steak and the vegetables with lettuce for an easy, filling salad.


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to high (450°F to 500°F). Place shallots, potatoes, 2 cups water, and ½ cup vinegar in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or an inverted plate; microwave on high, stirring halfway through, until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain; let cool for 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, stir mayonnaise, tarragon, 1 tablespoon water, and remaining 1½ teaspoons vinegar in a small bowl.

  • Slice shallot halves in half lengthwise, keeping root ends intact. Thread potatoes and shallots alternately onto each of 4 (12 inch) presoaked skewers.

  • Brush steaks with ½ tablespoon oil; season with pepper and 1 teaspoon salt. Grill on oiled grates, uncovered, flipping once, until desired degree of doneness, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, brush potato skewers with remaining ½ tablespoon oil. Grill, covered, turning occasionally, until charred in spots, about 6 minutes. Remove from grill. Season with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and sprinkle with tarragon. Slice steaks against the grain and serve with potato skewers and mayonnaise mixture for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

780 calories; fat 37g; cholesterol 140mg; sodium 980mg; carbohydrates 51g; dietary fiber 5g; protein 60g; sugars 5g.