Who can resist the tantalizing aroma and succulent taste of a perfectly grilled steak? The Spicy Grilled New York Steak is a masterpiece of flavors, seasoned with rosemary, garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. This easy recipe will have you savoring restaurant-quality steaks at half the price.
I must admit, I’m not a frequent steak eater, but when I do indulge, I go all out! My go-to cuts are New York steak or rib-eye, dry-aged to perfection with marbling that adds richness and tenderness. Yet, it wasn’t always this way. In the past, well-done steaks were the norm for me, influenced by my cultural background. But after a blind taste test, I discovered the wonders of a medium-cooked steak – tender, juicy, and bursting with flavor. Unfortunately, not everyone in my family shares my preference, so I’ve found a solution that satisfies both parties.
New York Steak vs Ribeye: Unveiling the Differences
At first glance, New York and Ribeye steaks may seem similar, but seasoned steak enthusiasts can spot the differences right away. While I don’t claim to be a steak expert, let me share some fascinating facts about these two popular cuts:
- The ribeye comes from the rib section, located at the front end of a cow. It boasts higher marbling and a smoother texture. On the other hand, New York steak is cut from the loin section towards the rear end, with a tighter texture and less marbling.
- When it comes to flavor, ribeye shines with its rich beefy taste, thanks to its deep marbling.
- A New York Strip steak features a substantial rim of fat on the side, contributing to its distinct robust flavor. However, this fatty part is not meant for consumption.
- If you prefer a tender steak with a generous beef flavor and buttery smooth texture, ribeye is the cut for you. On the other hand, if you enjoy a bit of chew in your steak, opt for New York steak.
The Perfect Marinade for New York Steak
Prepare to be amazed by the simplicity and impact of this marinade. With just five pantry staple spices and seasonings, you’ll wonder how you ever grilled steaks without it. This marinade is spicy, herby, savory, and aromatic – a surefire way to elevate your steak to new heights.
For this marinade, gather fresh rosemary (or dried if that’s what you have), garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, and soy sauce. Mix these ingredients with canola oil to create a paste that will infuse the steaks with a complex, beautifully browned flavor when grilled over a hot fire. Allow the steaks to marinate for a minimum of 2 hours (or 30 minutes if you’re short on time) for optimal results.
Cooking Methods: Grill or Stovetop and Oven?
If you’re not in the mood to fire up the grill, fear not! You can still relish a finger-licking good steak using an alternative stovetop and oven method. Here’s how:
- Preheat the oven to 450°F and heat a skillet or cast iron until it reaches a scorching temperature.
- Sear the steak for 2 minutes on one side, ensuring all edges receive a sear.
- Finally, place the steak on the unseared side and finish cooking it in the oven to your desired level of doneness.
The cooking time will vary depending on the steak’s thickness, but a medium-cooked steak usually takes around 7 minutes. Remember, letting the steak rest for at least 10 minutes before serving allows the juices to redistribute, enhancing its flavors.
Grilling Time: The Perfect Balance of Heat and Juiciness
Grilling steak can be a bit tricky, especially if you’re a novice. But fear not! You don’t need to worry about Gordon Ramsay berating you for an overcooked steak. Here’s a simple guide to achieve different levels of doneness:
- For a medium grilled steak, grill each side for approximately 8-10 minutes on high heat or until the internal temperature reaches 135-140°F. If you prefer medium-well, cook it in the oven for an additional 3 minutes or until it reaches 150°F.
- If you’re up for the challenge of grilling all the way without using the oven, simply cook the steak until golden brown. The estimated times for different levels of doneness are as follows:
- 3-5 minutes for medium-rare (135°F)
- 5-7 minutes for medium (140°F)
- 8-10 minutes for medium-well (150°F)
Perfect Complements: What to Serve with Grilled Steak?
The Spicy Grilled New York Steak deserves equally delightful accompaniments to complete the perfect meal. Here are some of our favorite choices:
- Homemade Garlic Butter
- Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob or Boiled Corn
- French fries or Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
- Any green leafy sides like a Wedge Salad
- Chimichurri Sauce
- Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Mashed Potatoes
More Steak Recipes to Explore
If you’re craving more steak goodness, don’t limit yourself to just this recipe. Here are a few other delectable steak options worth exploring:
- Carne Asada
- Marinated Grilled Flank Steak
- Steak Diane
How to Cook Grilled New York Steak: A Simple Guide
In a food processor, blend rosemary, garlic, paprika, cayenne, soy sauce, and oil to create a delightful marinade. Let the steak marinate in this herb mixture for at least 2 hours, allowing the flavors to penetrate the meat. Before grilling, let the steak rest for 20 minutes. Grill the steaks on high heat for about 8-10 minutes on each side for a medium-cooked steak or until the internal temperature reaches 135°F. To achieve a medium-well doneness, continue cooking in the oven for an additional 3 minutes until it reaches 150°F. Once the steaks are cooked to your liking, remove them from the grill and let them rest for 10 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat.
Whether you’re a steak connoisseur or new to the world of grilled meats, this Spicy Grilled New York Steak recipe is a must-try. Its tantalizing flavors, perfect texture, and mouthwatering aroma will leave you craving more. So, fire up the grill or heat up the stovetop – it’s time to embark on a culinary adventure with this delectable dish.
This article was created with love and passion for steak lovers around the world. For more information and recipes, visit Hook’d Up Bar and Grill.