Grilled New York Strip Steak

"Have you ever wondered...How do I get those perfect diamond grill marks on my steak, slightly crispy texture on the outside, and pink and juicy on the inside. Well it's simple. Salt and Rest. Bring the steaks to room temperature (about 20 to 30 minutes). If you put the steaks on the grill while they are cold they will cool the grill down quickly and you won't get a good sear... and that means no good grill marks. Don't salt the meat while it is cold or the salt will absorb the moisture from the meat and cause it to steam rather than sear on the grill. So after the meat has reached room temperature, then salt and pepper it and let it rest an additional 5 minutes at least. After grilling the steaks to your liking let them rest again for 5 minutes or so. If done right you will be a hit at the dinner table. Happy Cooking."
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Ready In:


  • 14 ounces New York strip steaks (1 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt (coarse grind)
  • 1 tablespoon pepper (fresh ground)


  • Trim all excess fat off steaks to prevent flare ups.
  • Preheat gas or charcoal grill to high heat. Approximatley 400 degrees.
  • Place Steaks over direct heat for 1 1/2 minutes then turn 90 degrees -- do not turn the steaks over yet.
  • After 1 1/2 minutes turn the steaks over and let cook for another 1 1/2 minutes, turn 90 degrees let cook for a final 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Remove from grill, let rest for 3 to 5 minutes and serve.

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  1. PSU Lioness
    No fail recipe. Got the grill marks and a nice, juicy, tender steak. It was a little more done that I eat it but since I prefer my steak all but still mooing, I think it would be perfect for most people. Thanks for the grilling advice!
  2. lawrencemovies
    Thank you for your recipe. I didn't want added gravies and such. I cooked this on my electric skillet about 3 minutes more to get to medium well. Best steak ive ever cooked.
  3. GoodFoodMood
    Always wondered how they got those grill marks to look so nice. Thx for the advice Bevier!


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