Cooking the perfect New York steak can be daunting, especially for beginners. So, in this article, I will instruct you on how to cook New York Strip Steak in 4 different ways that are simple yet yield delicious results.

1. How To Cook New York Strip Steak in Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless New York strip steaks (about 1 inch thick)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or cooking spray

Instructions

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for a few minutes. While the air fryer is preheating, pat the steaks dry with a paper towel.

Next, rub the steaks with olive oil or spray them with cooking spray. This helps the seasonings adhere to the steaks and promotes browning.

In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Then sprinkle the garlic, paprika, and chili powder mixture over both sides of the steaks, pressing gently to adhere the seasonings.

Place the seasoned steaks in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching each other.

Cook the steaks in the air fryer for about 8-12 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time. The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the steaks and your preferred level of doneness.

  • For medium-rare: Cook the steaks for about 8 minutes.
  • For medium: Cook the steaks for about 10 minutes.
  • For medium-well: Cook the steaks for about 12 minutes.

To check the doneness of the steaks, use an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the steak. For medium-rare, the internal temperature should be around 135°F (57°C), for medium it should be around 145°F (63°C), and for medium-well it should be around 155°F (68°C).

Once the steaks reach your desired level of doneness, remove them from the air fryer and let them rest for a few minutes. Then slice the steaks against the grain into thin slices and serve them immediately.

Enjoy your flavorful air-fried New York strip steaks with a side of your choice, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a crisp salad.

2. How To Cook New York Strip Steak in Oven

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless New York strip steaks (about 1-1 1/2 inches thick each)
  • 3 tsp Kosher salt
  • 3 tsp black pepper powder
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • ½ cup salted butter (softened)

Instructions

Remove steaks from refrigerator and generously season all over with salt, pepper, and garlic. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 250°F.

Place steaks on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet. Brush the steaks on both sides with the butter and roast until steaks reach an internal temperature of 115°F for medium-rare, about 30-40 minutes depending on thickness.

Place a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add canola oil. Once oil is shimmering, add steaks and cook 2-3 minutes per side for medium-rare, flipping only once, until browned and internal temperature reaches 125°F.

Transfer steaks to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes before serving. Then slice steaks against the grain and serve with your favorite side dishes. Enjoy!

3. How To Cook New York Strip Steak on Stove

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless New York strip steaks (about 1 inch thick)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or other high-heat cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed (optional)
  • Fresh herbs (such as thyme or rosemary), for flavor (optional)

Instructions

Remove the steaks from the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This allows them to cook more evenly.

Pat the steaks dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Season both sides of each steak generously with salt and pepper.

Heat a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil and let it heat up until it shimmers.

Carefully place the seasoned steaks into the hot skillet. Cook the steaks for about 3-4 minutes on one side without moving them. This will allow a nice sear to form.

Flip the steaks using tongs and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes on the other side. For medium-rare doneness, cook a little less time, and for medium-well, cook a little longer.

You can use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. For medium-rare, the internal temperature should be around 135°F (57°C), for medium it should be around 145°F (63°C), and for medium-well it should be around 155°F (68°C).

Optional: During the last minute of cooking, add the smashed garlic cloves and fresh herbs to the skillet. Tilt the skillet and use a spoon to baste the steaks with the melted butter and aromatics.

Transfer the cooked steaks to a cutting board or a plate. Let them rest for about 5 minutes. This resting time allows the juices to redistribute and the steaks to become more tender.

After resting, slice the steaks against the grain into thin slices. This helps ensure tenderness.

Enjoy your flavorful and tender pan-seared NY strip steaks!

4. How To Cook New York Strip Steak on Grill

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless New York strip steaks (about 1 inch thick)
  • 2 large sweet onions, cut into thick slices
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Coarse ground pepper, to taste
  • Fresh thyme sprigs
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

Instructions

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 400-450°F or 200-230°C).

Take the steaks out of the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This allows for more even cooking.

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.

Place the steak in a shallow dish or zip-top bag and pour the marinade over them. Ensure that the steaks are coated evenly. Let the steaks marinate at room temperature for about 15-30 minutes.

Thread the sweet onion slices onto the soaked wooden skewers. This will help keep them together on the grill.

Remove the steaks from the marinade and shake off any excess. Season the steaks with additional salt and pepper, if desired.

Brush the grill grates with oil to prevent sticking. Alternatively, you can lightly coat the steaks with olive oil.

Place the marinated steaks and the skewered onions on the preheated grill. Close the lid and cook for approximately 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness. Adjust the cooking time based on your desired level of doneness:

  • For medium: Cook for approximately 5-6 minutes per side.
  • For medium-well: Cook for approximately 6-7 minutes per side.

While grilling, brush the steaks with melted butter and place fresh thyme sprigs on top for additional flavor. Flip the steaks and onions halfway through the cooking time.

Remove the steaks and onions from the grill when they reach your desired level of doneness.

Transfer the steaks to a cutting board and let them rest for about 5-10 minutes. Remove the onions from the skewers.

Slice the steaks against the grain into thin slices. Serve the grilled NY strip steaks with the grilled sweet onions.

Now, you know how to cook New York Strip steak properly at home. After reading this article, I hope you will have tender and delicious steaks like at the restaurant. Good luck

Avatar photo
julia jane

Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

Write A Comment