How to Grill the Perfect New York Strip Steak

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New york strip steak on grill

The New York strip is a butcher’s favorite and a people’s choice, often referred to as the ‘Ultimate Griller’s Steak’. And, for good reason. The rich marbling of the strip steak will melt into the meat as it grills resulting in an incredible steak dinner. It’s easy to grill the perfect New York strip in just 5 simple steps.

The best New York strip steaks for grilling

New York strip steaks are built for the grill with their bold, beefy flavor and slightly firm texture. The secret to the best beef is in the aging process. All Omaha Steaks beef is aged for at least 21 days, resulting in a naturally more tender steak. Our steaks are flash frozen – capturing peak flavor, tenderness, and juiciness – then individually vacuum sealed to preserve that moment. When you start with best beef, you’ve already won.

How to grill a New York strip steak

1. Thaw completely

Start by thawing your steak completely. You can use the quick-thaw cold water method by filling a large bowl or one side of your sink with cold water and placing the vacuum-sealed steaks in it for 15-40 minutes. You can also defrost overnight in the refrigerator. Visit our complete guide for thawing steak for more information.

2. Dry brine for a more tender steak

For the most tender steak experience possible, dry brining (add link when ready) is the way to go. The concept is simple but does require pre-planning. When the steak is completely thawed, gently pat dry the steak. Liberally season both sides of the strip steak with kosher salt and pepper, and place on baking rake with plenty of airflow in refrigerator for at least one hour or up to two days. The dry brining process will season, tenderize, and dry out the surface of the steak. This results in an incredibly tender steak with a great crust.

3. Preheat and oil grill

Remove steaks from the refrigerator and bring them to room temperature while your grill preheats to medium-high heat. Right before grilling, use a paper towel soaked in oil and use tongs to oil your grill grates. This step will keep your steaks from sticking. If you’re new to the grill, check out our grilling guide for beginners to set up your grill for the best cooking experience.

4. Grill on medium-high heat using steak cooking chart

Place the New York strip steak on the grill and use our steak cooking chart or download the Omaha Steaks app with a built-in timer as a guideline for flipping times. Flip once and cook until internal temperature is 5 degrees below your desired doneness measured by a meat thermometer. We recommend a medium-rare doneness for the best experience. Use our steak doneness guide to ensure the perfect doneness for your steak.

How to Grill the Perfect New York Strip Steak

5. Rest steak 5-10 minutes

It’s tempting to slice up the delicious steak immediately, but it’s very important to rest your steak. This allows the juices to redistribute and ensures a juicy, tender steak. Simply tent with foil and let rest 5-10 minutes. That’s it! Your perfect New York strip steak is ready. Enjoy!

How to Grill the Perfect New York Strip Steak

Top your New York strip with our recipe for grilled brown butter balsamic onions. Grill the onion slices on a skewer and cook until golden brown (about 25 minutes). Top the tender onion slices with this simple brown butter balsamic glaze and serve with your grilled New York strip and your favorite side dishes for a perfect steak dinner.

Dry Brined New York Strip with Grilled Brown Butter Balsamic Onions

Grill a perfect New York strip steak

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Grilling steak, New York strip steak
Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Omaha Steaks

Ingredients

Instructions

Dry Brine Steaks:

  1. Combine salt and pepper.
  2. Season steaks generously on all sides.
  3. Place steaks on an elevated rack on a baking sheet and refrigerate at least 1 hour, overnight is best.

Brown Butter & Balsamic:

  1. Preheat a small skillet to medium high. Add 4 T. butter. Melt butter and cook until butter begins to brown and smell nutty.

  2. Remove from heat add 2T. balsamic vinegar and thyme. Set aside.

Grilled Onions:

  1. Peel off outer layers of onion. Slice into 1/2" slices.

  2. Brush onions with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Lay onion on a flat surface. Push skewer thru the center of the onion. Repeat with all onion slices. You should have two flat 1/2" onion slices per skewer.

Grilling Steaks and Onions

Charcoal Grill:

  1. Make a two-zone fire - coals on one side and no coals on the other.
  2. Place the onions on the cool side of the grill and flip and rotate every 10 minutes until they are golden brown. The total time will depend on how hot your coals are and how close they are to the fire, approximately 25-30 minutes. When the onions are golden and tender brush with brown butter balsamic mixture.
  3. On the hot side of the grill during the last 15 minutes of cooking time for the onions place your steaks on the grill. Cook steaks following the Omaha Steaks Steak Cooking Chart. When steaks are 5° from desired cooked temperature remove from grill and let rest 5-10 minutes.
  4. Remove onions from grill. Carefully remove onions from skewers and place in a serving dish. Top with remaining brown butter balsamic mixture. Serve alongside your perfectly grilled New York Strip. Enjoy!

Gas Grill:

  1. Pre heat the grill for two zone cooking.
  2. Place the onions on the cool side of the grill and flip and rotate every 10 minutes until golden brown, about 25-30 minutes. When the onions are golden and tender brush with brown butter balsamic mixture.
  3. On the hot side of the grill during the last 15 minutes of cooking time for the onions place your steaks on the grill. Cook steaks following the Omaha Steaks Steak Cooking Chart. When steaks are 5° from desired cooked temperature remove from grill and let rest 5-10 minutes.

  4. Remove onions from grill. Carefully remove onions from skewers and place in a serving dish. Top with remaining brown butter balsamic mixture. Serve alongside your perfectly grilled New York Strip. Enjoy!

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