Today we are going to share with your our method of cooking New York Strip Steaks that turn out perfect every time!
For years, whenever we are celebrating something special, we do so by making a steak dinner.
Whether it be Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, or our wedding anniversary, we splurge a little and buy a good quality steak at the butcher shop.
Then we would go home, marinate the steak and cook it on the grill later that evening.
As good as a steak tastes when it has been cooked on the grill, it requires almost constant attention. It can go from under-cooked to well done in a matter of minutes.
And sometimes, grilling just isn’t a feasible option.
We learned this all too well a few years ago when we were planning our annual Valentine’s Day dinner at home.
We had about 4 inches of snow on the ground, and the temperatures dipped well below the freezing level. Although we sometimes grill in this type of weather, the wind was blowing so hard that we couldn’t even keep the grill lit.
So instead, we turned to our stove and oven to make our New York Strip Steaks. And since then, this has become our preferred method of cooking! We even cook our Filet Mignon Steak in a very similar way.
Pan Seared, Oven Baked New York Strip Steaks
So how did we make these moist and juicy steaks?
First, choose a high quality steak. You want to purchase a Prime cut of meat if at all possible.
If you can’t find a Prime cut from your butcher or grocery store, then choose a Choice cut.
And you are looking for New York Strip Steaks that are about 1 inch in thickness.
About 30 minutes before you are ready to beginning cooking, remove them from the refrigerator. You want the steaks near room temperature before putting them in a hot skillet.
Turn on your oven and heat your skillet over medium-high heat. Next, melt the butter and season both sides of your steaks with salt and pepper.
Sear the steaks on both sides for 3-4 minutes per side. You want the outside of your steaks seared to the final color for serving.
Finish The Steaks In The Oven
Then place your oven-safe skillet directly into the preheated oven. However, if you are not sure if your skillet is oven safe, you can place the steaks and juices into a preheated casserole dish or pan instead.
Although, I would definitely recommend using a cast iron skillet if at all possible. It provides the best cooking environment and flavor as compared to other pans.
Allow the New York Strip Steaks to cook for 5-9 minutes. The actual time will depend on the thickness and how you like your steaks cooked.
For me, it took about 7 minutes to get our steaks done to medium. However, I would highly recommend using a digital thermometer to get your steaks to the desired temperature.
Although, keep in mind, the steaks will continue to cook a few degrees warmer while it rests.
Once you pull the steaks out of the oven, add a teaspoon of butter on top and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
One word of caution when cooking your New York Strip Steaks using this method. The searing and cooking process can become smokey. So I would recommend using your exhaust fan from start to finish.
But the end result is well worth it!
Mary and Jim
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New York Strip Steak
- 2 New York Strip Steaks prime or choice quality, 1 inch thick
- Coarse salt and pepper to taste
- 1 TBSP unsalted butter or olive oil
- 2 teaspoons butter
Allow the steaks to rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Trim and season steaks to your taste.
In a cast iron or oven safe pan melt oil over medium-high heat
When hot, sear the steak on each side until you get close to the final color that you want, approximately 3 minutes on each side.
Transfer pan to the preheated oven.
Cook anywhere from 5-9 minutes, depending on how you want the steaks to cook, using a digital thermometer as your guide. Remove from the oven and add 1 teaspoon to the tops of each steak. Allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.
As a guide, it took my oven 7 minutes to cook the steak to medium (150 degrees F).
Keep in mind that the internal temperature will continue to rise slightly while it rests.
Steak Temperature Guideline
Medium Rare – 130-140 degrees F
Medium – 140-150 degrees F
Well Done – 160+ degrees F
Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms