Grilled New York Strip Steak [Recipe & Guide]

The best way to grill New York strip steak. With just a little bit of seasoning and butter, this recipe lets this beautiful cut of beef do all the talking.

grilled and sliced new york strip steak

The New York strip is one of my favorite types of steak to grill.

There aren’t many ways that are as simple for grilling steak as this. It’s quick and easy, and still gives you a succulent and beautiful cut of beef to enjoy.

Just like with any prime cut of beef, less really is more when cooking New York strip.

grilled and sliced new york strip steak

We’ll keep seasoning to a minimum, and let the real star of the show do all the work: The meat.

We’ll grill it directly over a high heat to lock in all the juices, and prevent it from drying out.

There’s nothing fancy about grilling this steak, but the great thing is there doesn’t need to be.

New York strip steak grilling tips

Here are a few quick tips to make sure you get the very most out of your New York strip.

Pat down with paper towels

Before you chuck your meat on the grill, give it a few pats down with paper towels. This will help dry the surface a bit, and also remove any excess moisture which could later turn to steam when grilled.

Choose meat with marbling

When trying to pick the best cut of beef for New York strip, try to pick out meat that has the most signs of marbling on the surface.

raw cuts of new york strip showing fat marbling across the surface
Try to choose strip steak with good signs of marbling across its surface

These are the grains of white fat that you often see running through the flesh of red meat. As beef cooks, this fat will start to render and melt and start to tenderize the meat and add more flavor.

Avoid flare-ups

When grilling your steaks, if you see any flare-ups on the grill surface, move the steaks to edge of the grill and wait for the flares to die down.

3 is the magic number

When grilling steaks, we often use the number 3 as a benchmark. This means grilling the steak for three minutes on each side, and then another minute and a half on each side. This should give us a good rare steak with a decent amount of sear and char on the outside.

Should you brine a New York strip steak?

You can dry brine New York strip with coarse or Kosher salt before grilling. Dry brining helps to make the meat more tender by breaking down the steak’s muscle tissue. It will also help to keep the surface dry, which can allow Maillard browning on the beef

For the best results, rub coarse or Kosher salt evenly over each steak and leave in the refrigerator for at least two hours. When you are ready to cook, rinse down and pat dry the steaks before throwing on the grill.

grilled new york strip seak
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Grilled New York Strip Steak

The best way to grill New York strip steak. With just a little bit of seasoning and butter, this recipe lets this beautiful cut of beef do all the talking.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, BBQ
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 prime-grade New York strip steaks
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • ½ cup corn oil
  • 8 tsp kosher salt
  • 8 tsp black pepper


  • Hear up a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Rest the steaks for 30-40 minutes prior to grilling to allow them to come to room temperature.
  • Combine the oil and clarified butter in a large plate or bowl. Coat the steaks in the mix, and cover on all sides. Allow any excess oil to drip off and transfer back to counter surface to allow to rest.
  • Season each steak with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of black pepper.
  • Heat up charcoal, pellet or propane grill to a high heat.
  • Carefully place steaks on hottest part of your grill. Grill on 3 minutes on each side, or until you have reached desired doneness.

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