Port-Glazed Grilled Porterhouse Salad

NotesPort Glaze and Vinaigrette

For the glaze, in a small saucepan heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon chopped shallot; cook about 3 minutes or until shallot is tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Carefully add 1 cup ruby port, 2 tablespoons fig jam (large pieces snipped), and 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed. Return to heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 8 minutes or until reduced by half.

Remove half of the mixture for the glaze. For the vinaigrette, whisk 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 3 tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper into the glaze in the saucepan.

Makes:8 servings

Preparation Time - TextPrep: 45 minutes

Cooking Methodgrilling


Total Timeunder 2 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationegg-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free


Five Ingredients or LessYes


Taste and Texturemeaty, rich, savory

Type of Dishmain course salad, salad


  • 1 pound tiny Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 beef porterhouse steaks, cut 1 inch thick (2 to 21/2 pounds total)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 recipe Port Glaze and Vinaigrette (see Notes)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1 5-ounce package mesclun mix


  1. In a covered Dutch oven cook potatoes in boiling salted water about 10 minutes or until almost tender. Remove with a slotted spoon. Add asparagus to boiling water. Cook about 2 minutes or just until tender; drain. Immediately place asparagus in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking; drain.

  2. Drizzle potatoes and asparagus with oil; sprinkle with garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Place potatoes and asparagus in a grill basket; set aside.

  3. Trim fat from steaks. Sprinkle steaks with the cracked black pepper and kosher salt; rub in with your fingers.

  4. For a charcoal or gas grill, place steaks on the rack of a grill directly over medium heat. Cover and grill for 10 to 13 minutes for medium rare (145°F) and 12 to 15 minutes for medium (160°F), turning once and brushing with Port Glaze during the last 5 minutes of grilling. Remove steaks from grill; sprinkle with cheese. Meanwhile, place grill basket on grill rack. Grill for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden grill marks appear on potatoes and asparagus, turning basket occasionally.

  5. Slice steaks diagonally across the grain. Halve potatoes. Spread mesclun on a large serving platter. Arrange steaks, potatoes, and asparagus on top of mesclun. Drizzle with Port Vinaigrette.


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