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perfect new york strip steak
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Strip Steak

Strip steak (also called a New York Strip Steak, or New York Strip) is a beautiful cut of beef that requires little more than high heat, simple seasoning, and some solid technique. I'll give you the tools to cook a better-than-restaurant quality strip steak at home.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Resting time10 minutes
Total Time52 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: New York Strip Steak, Strip Steak
Servings: 2 people
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 2 strip steaks
  • coarse Kosher or sea salt
  • coarse ground black pepper

Garlic Thyme Compound Butter (optional)

  • 4 Tablespoons salted butter softened
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves


  • Season the strip steaks. 30 minutes prior to grilling, remove your steaks from the refrigerator, season on both sides with the coarse salt and allow to come up in temperature.
  • Preheat the grill. Preheat your grill to High heat. You're looking for temperatures around 900 degrees F on the grill grates.
  • Make the compound butter. Combine all ingredients for the compound butter in a small bowl. Place one spoonful of butter directly on your serving platter underneath where each steak will be placed. Do this before you get your steaks on the grill so when they come off, you can set each steak on a spoonful of the butter. Set aside the remaining butter for the top of the grilled strip steaks.
  • Grill the steaks. Place the steaks directly on the grill grates at a diagonal. For a medium rare steak, cook 2-3 minutes, then rotate 45 degrees and grill for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Finish grilling the steaks to your preferred doneness. Flip the steaks over, cook 2-3 minutes, then rotate 45 degrees and grill for 2-3 more minutes. Increase or decrease cooking time as needed to reach ideal internal doneness. For a rare steak, cook to 125 degrees F, Medium Rare to 135 degrees F, Medium to 145 degrees F, Medium Well 155 degrees F, Well Done to 160 degrees F. 
  • Place the steaks on the resting butter. Remove the steaks from the grill and set each steak on the dollop of prepared compound butter.
  • Rest the steaks before slicing and eating. Let the steak rest for at least 8-10 minutes before slicing. Sprinkle with the black pepper just before serving.



Calories: 715kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 241mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 747IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 4mg