1. Marinade your New York Strip Overnight (Optional).
A good marinade breaks down any tough fibers in a steak and adds a great deal of flavor. If you order steaks online or buy them prepackaged with marinade in the store, you can skip this step.
Here is one marinade you can use for your New York strip steak:
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
3 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Place all of the steak marinade ingredients in a large tupperware container and make sure the steaks are covered in the marinade.
2. Preheat the oven to broil before placing the steak on the broiler pan.
Before the broiler heats up (or using mitts) set the rack at about inches below the broiler. Premium steaks work best when cooked at a very high temperature. A middle-thickness new York strip steak will cook very well when it is seared by the heat on the outside. This seals in the juices while still allowing it to cook.
3. Cook your New York Strip steak about 7 minutes on the first side.
If you want your steak medium rare, then only allow it to cook for four to five minutes on the first side. If you want the steak medium well, broil for about seven. Your New York Strip may be thinner or thicker, your oven may be hotter or cooler. So the best way to make sure you get a gourmet steak is to watch it! Don’t just time it.
4. Broil your New York Strip 5-8 minutes on the second side or to taste.
If you want a medium rare steak, five minutes will likely do it. For a well done 1-inch thick new York strip steak fifteen to seventeen minutes is required at 4 inches away from the heat. Remember, if a steak isn’t quite done enough you can always stick it back in. If it is overdone, there isn’t much you can do about that.
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