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9 Tips on Cooking the Perfect NY Strip Prime Steak

The key to cooking and preparing a perfect New York strip steak isn’t all that complicated! It’s really about how you are cooking your prime steak. If you are still stuck on how to cook your NY strip prime vs. choice, read below a few tips to get you started.

What you Need to Know!

The NY strip steak is one of the most popular cuts that is referred to as a top loin steak. This steak is best for grilling, it has a:

  • Flavorful bite
  • Excellent texture
  • Cut from a similar area as T-bone steaks and tender filet mignon.

Tips for cooking the best prime steak!

Before Cooking a NY Strip

Before cooking your steak, it’s best to marinade or season your steak generously and allow it to sit on your refrigerator for 45 minutes or longer to let the flavor settle in. This will bring out the best flavors as well as create a unique collision of much broader flavors together when you cook your steak. You can also season with our signature seasonings.

Grilling NY Strip

When grilling be sure to:

  • Be sure to oil up the grill gates with oil 
  • Preheat your grill to a medium-high setting
  • Don’t forget to add-on onions, jalapeños, or corn to the grill.


Try NY strip steak on skewers too! The best way to create the perfect skewers is to:

  • Cut the steak in thin strips
  • Spread the strips into skewers
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Transfer into a high-heat grill
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes, rotating every 1-2 minutes
  • Repeat until the steak is cooked to you desired doneness


Cooking Stovetop

Once you seasoned your steak to your liking, cooking on the stovetop provides a different textured compared to grilling, but it varies on several factors as well:

  • Preheat your skillet 
  • Use oil or butter on your skillet to prevent your steaks from sticking
  • Sear the steak on both sides for 3-4 minutes
  • Cook till the desired doneness and serve!


Using an Oven

Cooking NY strip in the oven is not as complicated but it has its unique cooking methods as well. 

  • Leave the steak at room temperature for 45 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • Sear your steak on the stovetop for about 2-3 minutes, browning each of the sides
  • Place skillet in oven and cook until desired timing
  • Be sure to use a thermometer to check the steak’s doneness based on the temperature, which is around 120-125 degrees for a medium-rare result 


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