How to Cook a New York Strip Steak

If you're in the mood for a cut of meat that's got character, you'll want to know how to cook a New York strip steak. New York strips are tender and juicy, with just the right amount of toughness. They're choice cuts for grilling and pair well with baked potatoes, iceberg wedge salads and other steakhouse favorites. While the hearty flavor of New York strip steaks may be hard to match, this recipe makes the entree that much more indulgent by adding in a blue cheese butter spread. Not a fan of blue cheese? You can adapt the compound butter recipe to include almost any flavor--fresh herbs, such as rosemary or thyme, or even stronger cheeses. Make the compound butter ahead of tim--and make plenty of it, as you can use it as a spread for bread or a condiment for potatoes, too.
-Hi! I'm Kristina with, and I have 3 words for you. Steak blue cheese, and butter. Today, we're gonna make New York strip steaks with a blue cheese butter. So here's what you're gonna need: A half a cup of butter, 4 ounces of crumbled blue cheese, a quarter teaspoon of granulated garlic, and a quarter teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper or to taste. Then you'll need some olive oil, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper and then of course the star of the show, your New York strip steaks. Here we have 4 steaks that are about 8 to 10 ounces. So now we're gonna make a really easy compound butter. Here I'm gonna use blue cheese, but if you wanna use some of your favorite herbs, get-- get a little creative, this is the time to do it. So, first there is the butter then of course our blue cheese. My favorite comes from Point Reyes then a little bit of granulated garlic, and some freshly ground black pepper. Now, you can use a hand mixer to this or fork will do the job just as well. Now your compound butter is ready to go. I'm just gonna put this in the refrigerator and now it's time to grill the steaks. So I've allowed the steaks to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before we put them on the grill. Now, I'm gonna take some olive oil and brush the steaks. Get it nice and coated on both sides and now we're gonna season both sides with salt and pepper. So, I've preheated the grill. It's nice and hot. The burners are up on high. Now, let's put the steaks on. The steaks have been on the grill for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Let's plate them up and put on our compound butter. Look at those steaks. So now I'm just gonna put a dollop of the blue cheese butter on each steak. How good does that look really? My goodness. Dinner is served. New York strip steaks with blue cheese butter. Thanks for watching. For more great recipes and savings, visit us at

What You'll Need

  • 1/2  cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 4   ounces crumbled blue cheese, preferably Maytag or Point Reyes

  • 1/4  teaspoon granulated garlic

  • 1/4  teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste

  • For the Steaks:
  • 4   8- to 10-oz. New York strip steaks, 1 to 1-1/2 inches thick

  •  Olive oil

  •  Kosher salt

  •  Freshly ground black pepper

Step By Step

To make the butter, blend the butter, blue cheese, garlic, and pepper together in a medium bowl. (A fork is a good tool for doing this. If you wish, you could use a hand mixer.) Pack the butter in a small container and refrigerate until needed. The butter can be made several days in advance and even frozen.
Allow the steaks to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling. Brush olive oil over both sides of the steaks and season generously with salt and pepper.
Oil the grill racks. Preheat your grill using all burners set on high and with the lid closed for 10 to 12 minutes.
Place the steaks on the grill, close the lid, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Add a minute or two to each side for medium; subtract a minute or two from each side for rare. Remove from the grill and let rest for at least 5 minutes. Smear at least a tablespoon of the butter over each steak and serve.

While anyone can grill steaks, this scrumptious take on how to cook a New York strip steak is the kind of dish you might expect to find on the menu at the finest steakhouses. A special satisfaction comes from being able to deliver a meal of that caliber from your own kitchen.
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