Pan-Seared New York Strip

What should you cook for a quick and delicious weekend dinner? How about something satisfying like… a New York Strip! If you are a steak lover like I am, then I am sure that having a New York Strip appeals to you. There’s nothing quite like biting into a juicy steak. Having steak for dinner is always such a treat. It is a wonderful way to treat yourself when you are in the mood for something hearty.

New York Strip is also called “Strip Steak.” It is cut from the short loin of the cow. New York Strip is a rather tender and usually boneless cut of meat. This makes it the perfect steak to make in batches or to slice up with ease. If you follow this recipe from start to finish, in just under 12 minutes, you too can be eating a delicious cut of New York Strip. 

Pan-Seared New York Strip

3 from 8 votes
Recipe by Madison Course: MainDifficulty: Easy


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  • 10 ounce 10 New York Strip

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons 2 extra virgin olive oil


  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place in hot skillet and cook for 4 minutes on each side for medium rare.
  • Remove from the skillet and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.


  • For medium, Cook 5-7 minutes on each side.
  • For medium-well to well, cook 8-10 minutes on each side.

New York Strip is my favorite cut of steak. It is tender and juicy. I find it easy to cook this cut of steak and have implemented my own tips to help you cook it yourself for best results. I pan sear mine, but you can certainly grill it or make it in the oven if that is what you choose. Here is a tip: Make sure your steak has gotten the chance to come to room temperature before seasoning and cooking. A room temperature steak cooks much more evenly than a cold one. It will also get a much nicer and browner seared outside crust. 

I only use salt, pepper and olive oil. And, let me tell you, that these three ingredients are ALL that you need to make this New York Strip tasty. Using only salt and pepper as seasonings helps to showcase the true and authentic beef flavor that the meat gives off. Trust me, you truly do not want to mask the flavor of the beef with other seasoning that might be too potent. A pro tip that I will tell you to do when cooking this steak is to leave it alone. Once you place this in the piping hot skillet, do not touch it, mess with it or wiggle it around until it is time to flip it. 

I like to serve this with a starch of some sort such as a sweet potato, baked potato or mashed potatoes. I also always like to incorporate some sort of green vegetable. Typically it is a side salad or spinach. A well balanced and nutritious meal is the goal here. Trust me, you will be satisfied with this delicious steak and will want to keep this easy recipe in your rotation. Enjoy!

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