Grilled New York Strip Steaks with Roasted Garlic Butter

These grilled New York strip steaks are done to perfection because of the instructions for what temperature to grill them at and how long to grill them. Don’t forget the roasted garlic butter.

New York Strip Steak

Some consider the perfect grilled steak to be simple and unadorned. Others consider grilled steak to be incomplete without smothering it with roasted garlic butter. Those of you in the latter category, this recipe with its audaciously indulgent gilding of butter (and perfect grilling technique for the consummate steak) is for you.–Renee Schettler

*What is a New York strip loin?

A strip steak comes from the loin of a cow, a cut of meat that isn’t in heavy use, meaning that it’s pretty tender. Boneless strip steak is called New York strip steak, a super flavorful piece of beef that isn’t particularly expensive. It’s a cut of beef from a part of the cow that does little work, so it’s not super muscle-bound. Not as tender as the nearby tenderloin, but it’s still tender enough that a quick grill will suffice.

Grilled New York Strip Steaks with Roasted Garlic Butter

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  • 30 M
  • 55 M
  • Serves 4
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  • For the roasted garlic butter
  • For the New York strip steaks


Make the roasted garlic butter

Preheat the grill for indirect heat or preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

Remove the loose, papery outer skin from the head of garlic and cut about 1/2 inch off the top to expose the cloves. Place the garlic head on an 8-inch square of aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil. Fold up the foil around the garlic and seal to make a packet, leaving a little space at the top for steam to escape.

Place the foil-wrapped garlic on the grill over indirect medium heat or slide it on a rimmed baking sheet and roast in the oven until the cloves are soft, 30 to 45 minutes.

Remove the foil packet from the grill or oven and let cool.

Squeeze the papery husks to release the cloves into a bowl. Using the back of a fork, mash the garlic together with the remaining garlic butter ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Grill the New York strip steaks

Preheat the grill for direct high heat.

Season both sides of the strip steaks with the salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.

Lightly rub or brush both sides of the steaks with the oil. Grill over direct heat, turning once halfway through, until the internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C) for medium-rare, 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the exact thickness.

Remove the steaks from the grill and let rest for at least 5 minutes.

Divvy the garlic butter into 4 equal-size portions and dollop it on top of each steak. Sprinkle with parsley before serving, if desired Originally published June 5, 2001.

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    Recipe Testers' Reviews

    My husband was slightly apprehensive when it comes to compound butter with steak because he loves steak grilled without embellishment. Well, turns out he loves steak with this roasted garlic butter, too, as do I!

    The steaks were a perfect medium–rare after 8 minutes. We let them rest but it was difficult as we just wanted to dig in! The steaks were meltingly tender and the butter made them, well, buttery. This particular butter is more subtle than I thought it’d be after first reading the recipe ingredients. The roasted garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon, oil, salt, and butter worked beautifully together. It’d pair nicely with roasted garlic mashed potatoes or tossed with sweet potato fries.

    Don’t worry about the butter and juices dripping down your chin—it’s natural.

    Wow! The garlic butter was delicious! I made this for dinner and it was a big hit. I often eat steak with just salt and pepper, but this garlic butter was such a perfect accompaniment.

    Once the garlic is roasted, the butter just takes a few minutes to whip up. The kick from the mustard and Worcestershire sauce was spot on! This would be a great recipe for a dinner party since you can make the garlic butter ahead of time and then just concentrate on the steaks. I will be making a batch of this and keeping it on hand to try on other meats and veggies.

    I cooked it for 45 minutes at 400°F to get it soft. The directions for cooking the steak were accurate. I used 1-inch-thick steaks that were closer to 11 oz and they took about 8 minutes to cook to medium-rare.


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