It’s summertime, that means, it’s the season for bathing suits, flip-flops, and splashing in the water to keep cool. It’s also time to enjoy the outdoors, with some burgers, an occasional hot dog, and some delicious steaks on the grill. Once in a while, I like to savor a nice juicy steak. It’s hard for me to pick one cut, since I like all of them. However, today, I will share with you, an easy way to grill some New York strips. When picking your steaks, make sure they have thin white streaks of fat throughout them, called marbling. They keep the meat nice and juicy. In addition, to that, the fat adds lots flavor.
Serves 3-6 depending on your appetite and diet restrictions.
Level of difficulty: Easy
- 3 New York strip steaks, about 12 – 14 oz. each
- Freshly ground pepper
- Himalayan salt or sea salt *
1) Always take out the meat from the fridge at least 30 – 45 minutes to bring it to room temperature. This step is vital in making sure the meat is cooked evenly.
2) In the meanwhile, season liberally with salt and pepper. Let it marinate on a tray or dish, until it reaches room temperature.
3) Fire up the grill at high temperature. MAKE SURE IT’S SUPER HOT!
4) Place the steaks on the grill, cover, and forget about them for about 3 – 4 minutes. I recommend you use a timer until you master this method.
5) They should have nice grill marks on the cooked side, flip them, cover and cook the other sides, another 3 -4 minutes. This will take some practice, and you may need to lower the flame if necessary. With this method, you will obtain a medium-rare temperature. If you want a medium temperature, lower the flame, and cook an additional 2-3 minutes on each side.
Removed the steaks from the grill and place them on a platter. Let them rest for a couple of minutes to retain the juices. DO NOT COVER! You will have the perfectly grilled New York Strip Steaks.
I served them with my delectable pasta salad, and my family had a feast. Grilled veggies and field green salads also make a nice accompaniment.
I recommend a full-bodied red wine to go with the steaks to cut through the fat. A Malbec from Argentina, a California Cab, or a beautiful Italian Barolo. The choice is yours. If you like beer, then by all means, go for it. I suggest freshly squeezed lemonade for the kids.
Keep hydrated, drink lots of water in between, and don’t forget the sunscreen.
Disclosure: There’s always a health risk involved when consuming red meat, unless it’s fully cooked. (Luckily for me, I never had an issue). For your safety, I recommend you follow the advice of your doctor or a nutritionist.