How To Grill The Perfect New York Strip Steak.

Ready to grill a delicious New York Strip Steak? The NY strip is a delicious and juicy cut because it contains lots of marbling. It doesn’t need anything else other than a little smoked salt, pepper, and olive oil!

Cook it to your preferred doneness and you’re in for a hell of a meal
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So, if you don’t know how to grill a New York strip steak, I am showing you the exact method so you can become the grill master of your house!

My strip steak on the grill! Look at that delicious marbling!!

Wondering Where The NY Strip Comes From?

New York Strip steaks are cut from the short loin. It’s a tender cut because this muscle doesn’t get much of a workout. You might have heard of some other names for it; top sirloin or Kansas-style steak.

When buying a NY strip look for one that is well-marbled, with nice white streaks of fat throughout the steak. Also, make sure that the steak is at least 1.6 inches thick. All you’ll need for it your NY strip streak is some salt and cracked pepper.

What About The Cooking Time?

Cooking time for various degrees of doneness, depending on preference varies from person to person and it depends on how you like your steak.

Some people prefer their steaks medium-well while others might enjoy eating them rare. We like our new York Strip cooked at medium-rare. To grill it medium rare, it is done in about 6 minutes and one cooked rare takes 4 minutes

Rare– 2 minutes per side
Medium Rare– 3 minutes per side
Medium– 4 minutes per side
Well Done– 5 minutes per side

The timings above for NY strip steak are just a reference. It can vary due to;

  1. The temperature of your grill
  2. The thickness of the steak,
  3. How much heat your grill loses during turns
  4. The temperature of your meat.

Steps To Grilling New York Strip Steak

You can try reverse searing however we prefer putting it on a super hot grill.

The absolute best way to cook your NY steak is just a sprinkling of sea salt, cracked pepper, olive oil, and then getting your grill seriously hot!

Step 1: Bring your Steak to Room Temp

Allow at least 45 minutes for the steak to come to room temperature before cooking.

Step 2: Preheat your Grill 

You need to make sure your grill is clean. Turn it on and once it’s hot you can give it a quick wipe with newspaper.

You should preheat your grill for about 10 minutes or until its 250° to 295°C

Step 3: Prep Your Steak

Then make sure you have seasoned both sides of your steak with some sea salt, cracked pepper, and olive oil. Give it a good rub into the meat.

Step 4: Add the Steaks to the Grill

After you have preheated your grill, place your steaks on it. You want to cook them over direct high heat.

Once you have placed them, don’t move them around. Let them cook on one side undisturbed until you can see that they are ready to be flipped. Around 3 minutes for medium-rare.

Just placed out NY strip steak on the super hot grill


Step 5: Flip Your Steak

After 3 minutes flip the steaks and cook the other side for 3 minutes (for medium-rare) or see above for our chart on 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. 

The steak just after we flipped it

Step 6: Allow the Steaks to Rest

After you have taken the steaks off the grill, allow them to sit for about fifteen minutes

The steak resting

New York Strip Steak Recipe

New York Strip Steak

Doesn't matter if you call it New York Strip steak or strip steak, it's a called tender juicy cut of beef. All you need to make it delicious is some sea salt and cracked grill and a super hot grill.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time56 mins
Course: main, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, grill
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 650kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 12

Equipment

  • Grill

Ingredients

  • 2 whole NY Strip Steaks
  • sea salt
  • cracked pepper
  • olive oil

Instructions

  • Allow at least 45 minutes for the steak to come to room temperature before cooking.
  • You need to make sure your grill is clean. Turn it on and once it’s hot you can give it a quick wipe with newspaper. You should preheat your grill for about 10 minutes or until its 250° to 295°C
  • Then make sure you have seasoned both sides of your steak with some sea salt, cracked pepper, and olive oil. Give it a good rub into the meat.
  • After you have preheated your grill, place your steaks on it. You want to cook them over direct high heat.
    Once you have placed them, don't move them around. Let them cook on one side undisturbed until you can see that they are ready to be flipped. Around 3 minutes for medium-rare.
    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. 
  • After 3 minutes flip the steaks and cook the other side for 3 minutes (for medium-rare) or see above for our chart on doneness.
  • After you have taken the steaks off the grill, allow them to sit for about 15 minutes
  • Enjoy!

Some Top Tip for an EPIC Strip Steak

  1. Season Early
    f you have the time, turn to add your salt and pepper at least 65 minutes before you grill.
  2. Crank Your Grill!
    Make sure you get your grill as hot as you can! If you can do that your halfway to making sure your steak grill perfectly it’s a nice crust but still juicy and tender inside!
  3. Give The Steak a Good Rub
    Just give the steak a little coat of oil. Once you have oil the oil make sure to give them a good rub.
  4. NEVER EVER skip the resting time!
    You want to give the meat time for the juices to redistribute themselves,
The NY strip steak we cooked and served with roast potatoes and carrot

Need More Steak?

Steak is a regular at our cookouts and weeknight family meals! I have a whole collection of recipes you GOTTA try!

I bet this got your salivating for steak! I know it got me hungry!

How do you like your steak cooked?

Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I am head taste tester at Simply Meat Smoking! I love it grilling, smoking, and getting out in the yard with the kids! The family also love to test all my recipes (especially my EXTRA CRISPY pulled pork, smoky pork loin, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill)

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling adventures with you!

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