Cajun Rib Eye Steak with Smokey Grilled Asparagus and Three-Cheese Potatoes

I'm not a chef by any means, but I can fire stuff up on the grill. However, it's usually the normal stuff. Tonight, however, I decided to step my game up with Cajun Rib Eye Steak with Smokey Grilled Asparagus and Three-Cheese Potatoes.

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And it was flipping incredible, thank you very much. Here's the details:
Cajun Rib Eye Rub
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper – Less if you do not like heat
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika 
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Teaspoon salt

Smokey Grilled Asparagus

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus

In a shallow dish, combine mayonnaise, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic clove, smoked paprika, salt, and cumin seeds. Whisk together. Toss the asparagus with the marinade and let rest 30-60 minutes. Preheat a grill to high heat, then turn it down slightly to medium-high. Place the asparagus on the grill and cook until the asparagus is tender and slightly blistered, 5-6 minutes.

Three Cheese Grilled Potatoes

  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Transfer to a double thickness of greased heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Dot with butter. Fold foil around potato mixture and seal tightly. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 15-18 minutes on each side or until potatoes are tender. Carefully open foil. Sprinkle the bacon cheeses over potato mixture. Grill 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape.