New York Strip Steak

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Cook a perfect steak right in the comfort of your own kitchen with this simple yet flavorful recipe for New York Strip Steak! Enjoy a crispy, caramelized steak that is tender, juicy, and simply delicious.

Sliced New York strip steak with fresh rosemary near a steak knife.


Among the 16 major cuts of steak, the New York Strip Steak stands out as a particularly popular choice. It is sourced from behind the cow’s ribs and offers a robust beefy flavor and a satisfyingly juicy chew. Cooking a restaurant-quality New York strip at home is straightforward and uncomplicated. We start by generously seasoning the steak, then sear it to perfection, baste it with herbs and butter, and let it rest to achieve the ideal tenderness and flavor that all steak lovers recognize.

What’s more, this recipe is as tidy as it is delicious. With just one pan and a cutting board required, cleanup becomes wonderfully easy, letting you enjoy your meal without worrying about a messy kitchen afterward. Prepare for juicy bites of meat loaded with a big, beefy flavor ready in just 15 minutes.

Ingredients for New York strip steak separated and labeled.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Let’s gather our simple ingredients before making this amazing New York Strip Steak recipe. For those who prefer a slightly different texture or flavor, ribeye steak, with its rich marbling and tender bite, makes an excellent alternative.

  • New York Strip Steaks – The steaks should weigh about 8 ounces each and be roughly 1-1/2 inches thick.
  • Salt & Black Pepper – A simple seasoning that enhances the natural flavors of the steak. You could also use Kosher salt or Himalayan salt. I like freshly ground black pepper for a more pronounced flavor.
  • Avocado Oil & Butter – A high-smoke point oil is ideal for searing steak; you get a perfect crust without burning. Vegetable oil or canola oil are also suitable. The butter adds richness and helps in basting the steak, infusing it with flavor.
  • Garlic – I use smashed garlic cloves, but you can also use minced garlic for a more robust flavor or season the steak with garlic powder.
  • Fresh Rosemary – If unavailable, season the steak with 1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary or your choice of dried herbs.

How to Cook A New York Strip Steak

Whipping up a restaurant-quality steak in your kitchen is totally doable and easy! Below, you’ll find all the details you need. For thorough instructions, please scroll down to the recipe card.

  1. Season. Season the steak with salt and pepper, and let it rest at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Sear. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet set over high heat. Add the steak to the skillet and cook for 6 minutes. Flip the steak.
  3. Baste. Add the butter, garlic, and rosemary to the pan. Once the butter has melted, spoon the butter over the steak repeatedly for 30 seconds. Cook for 5 minutes, basting every 60 seconds or so.
  4. Rest. Remove the steak from the pan and let it rest for 5 to 8 minutes before cutting.

Recipe Tips And Variations

  • Don’t crowd the pan. Give the steaks enough room to ensure proper searing. Overcrowding leads to dry, tough steak.
  • Cook with heat. A hot pan is key for a golden crust. If the pan isn’t hot enough, the steak may steam, becoming tough and rubbery.
  • Keep on basting. Spooning butter over the steak infuses it with the flavors of butter, garlic, and rosemary.
  • Let it rest after cooking. Wait at least 5 minutes before slicing to keep the steak juicy and flavorful.
  • Steak Cuts. Instead of New York Strip, you can also use T-bone or a Porterhouse.
Sliced New York strip steak with fresh rosemary sprigs set next to it.

Serving Suggestions

A perfect New York steak pairs well with Crispy Smashed Potatoes, Air Fryer Baked Potatoes, or Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes. Roasted vegetables such as Roasted Mushrooms, Roasted Artichokes, Roasted Radishes, or Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli make great additions.

For a fresh touch, opt for salads like the Green Goddess Salad, Tomato Burrata Salad, or my Grilled Zucchini Salad. Finally, enjoy that juicy steak with a glass of this Grapefruit Rum Cocktail.

Storing Leftovers

While steak is best enjoyed immediately after cooking, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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New York Strip Steak

This mouthwatering, restaurant-quality New York strip steak is seared to perfection and basted with garlic-rosemary butter.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 2 New York strip steaks,, 8 ounces each, 1½ inches thick
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt,, divided
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper,, divided
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil,, or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic,, smashed
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
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  • Season the steaks with equal amounts of salt and pepper; let the steaks sit at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Heat the avocado oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet set over high heat.
  • Add the steak to the hot skillet and cook for 6 minutes. Flip the steak.
  • Add the butter, smashed garlic, and rosemary sprigs to the pan.
  • Once the butter has melted, tilt the skillet, gathering the butter to one side, and spoon the butter over the steak repeatedly for 30 seconds.
  • Continue to cook the steak for an additional 4 to 5 minutes, tilting the pan every minute and spooning butter over the meat.
  • Remove the steak from the pan and let it rest for 5 to 8 minutes before slicing.


  • Steaks. I used New York strip for this recipe, but you can also use a T-bone steak or a Porterhouse.
  • When cooking steak, it is important that each piece has plenty of room in the pan. If the pieces are too close together, they will not sear properly and will begin to steam. Also, the meat will not brown properly if the pan is not hot enough when you add the steak. If the steak does not sizzle just as it hits the pan, remove it and wait until it is hot. 
  • Remember to baste. The process of basting will help achieve a golden brown crust on the meat, and it will also help distribute the garlicky butter flavors all over the steak.
  • Always use a Meat Thermometer to check for doneness. 
  • Let the steak rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting and serving. Resting allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a juicier, more flavorful steak.
  • Storage. Steak is best served right away. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat, allow the meat to thaw in the refrigerator (if frozen) before placing it on a wire rack set inside a baking tray. Heat the steak in the oven at 250˚F for 20 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Before serving, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat; sear the steak for 1 minute on either side and serve.


Serving: 1steak | Calories: 703kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 2534mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.04g | Vitamin A: 419IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 4mg

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  1. MaryAnn says:

    Good recipe. I would also add to the list of steaks gone wrong, over done shoe leather. Timing is crucial to a perfectly done steak. Especially in these days of high beef prices, where most steaks that are accessible to the average cook, are cut even thinner than they used to be. It makes it much harder to hit the sweet spot of doneness desired. Also steak, like most whole poultry and roasts, continues to cook after it’s removed from the heat, and resting to redistribute the juices. Restaurants deal with that issue all the time. In my area there is no butcher shop to cut steaks to proper thickness, to order. Very few people have the time to drive 50-60 miles each way to purchase, hand cut to order steaks, and definitely don’t have the wealth to do this on a regular basis. But this is a great way to prepare any steaks you can find, you just have to adjust the timing, and the heat of the grill you’re using to get it right. It takes practice, to judge the size and thickness of a steak by eyeballing it, and obtain perfect results every time.