New York Strip Steak

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Waste Not, Want Not: New York Strip Steak! The secret to a good steak, when grilling, is to crank up the heat. It took years to figure this out because grilling is different than baking. A steak likes to have the outside seared, or even charred, in order to keep those wonderful juices inside. The secret is to get the outside seared as soon as possible. When I asked my husband how high the gas grill was set, he replied, “All the way up!” Next, take your cell phone because you’re going to need a timer. For me, the soft pink center of a medium-rare steak is perfection. Obviously, if you prefer it more well done, you add extra time. Ready? Grilling season is upon us.



1-inch thick New York strip steaks,(for two)

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 tablespoon butter, per steak


Remove steak(s) from the refrigerator 20 minutes before grilling. Season both sides with sea salt and black pepper. Preheat gas grill to highest setting. When you hold your hand over the grill, you have to pull it back immediately. Place steaks directly on grill for 4 minutes. Close the lid. Flip and sear the remaining side for another 3 minutes, with lid closed. Remove from heat and allow steaks to “rest” on a platter for 5 minutes. Add a pat of butter at this time. Serve steak immediately.

17 thoughts on “New York Strip Steak

  1. Wonderful recipe and directions… but the name of the steak is “RONG!” It’s a Kansas City Strip Steak! In the 1930s Delmonico’s restaurant in New York decided to rename the Kansas City Strip to the New York Strip on its menu. Any cattle rancher knows Kansas City had restaurants serving this premier cut of the cow’s loin before any of those New York elitists even could afford to bring the beef from Texas and Kansas to the “big city.” Them city slickers didn’t like crediting us westerners with the name of the steak, so they trimmed off a little more of the fat, took out the bone, and them I-talian guys who knew more about pasta than steak renamed OUR Kansas City Strip to what they wanted. 😂 Tha’s my story an’ I’m stickin’ to it.
    A Chief’s and a steak fan from Kansas City!

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