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New York Strip Steaks Grilled To Perfection

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Grilled New York Strip Steaks

Grilled New York Strip Steaks, cooked medium-rare

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

Ingredients:  

  • 3 New York strip steaks, about 12 – 14 oz. each
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Himalayan salt or sea salt *

Preparation: 

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.

Happy Grilling!

Gina, Foodiewinelover

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Grilled Chicken With Q-It Up Seasoning

Grilled Chicken with Q-It Up Seasoning

Grilled Chicken with QitUpSeasoning

 

BBQ Chicken with Q-It Up Seasoning

Recently, I purchased a variety of spices because I like experimenting in my kitchen.  I love to support small businesses like Kouzounas Kitchen, I know how much the owner, Krystina pours her heart and soul into her products. Her spices are very fragrant with intense flavors, and the best part about them, they are organic.  I used the Q-It Up Seasoning on chicken thighs, and they came out finger licking good on the grill.

Serves 4-6 Level of Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients: 

  • 2 packages of chicken thighs, skinless, bone-in (about 4 lbs)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Q-It Up Seasoning Rub
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation:

    1) Season the chicken with salt & pepper on both sides. Place in a large bowl,  add the Q-It Up Seasoning, olive oil, and lemon juice. Rub it all over the chicken, and let it marinate for at least two to three hours in the fridge. Take it out 30 minutes prior to grilling to bring it to room temperature. This way, the chicken will cook evenly.

    2) Pre-heat the BBQ grill on medium high, arrange the chicken in a single layer and cover. Cook on one side for 10-12 minutes, turn them, lower the heat, cover and cook other side for another 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.  It is recommended to fully cook poultry until it reaches 165 degree F. temperature for safe consumption.

Q-it up Seasoning is made of a splendid combination of spices including Cinnamon, and smoke flavoring.  Please visit KouzounasKitchen to check out her lovely assortment of  spices. I also recommend the Herbes de Provence, and the Mediterranean Seafood Rub.

These opinions are mine, and based on my own experiences. I would never do a review on a product that I did not believe in.  I hope you will give them a try.

Happy Grilling From Gina’s Backyard to Yours!

 

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