Every steak cut is delicious and the Strip Steak is no exception. While sometimes referred to as New York Strip or Delmonico this piece comes from the short loin. As this is a section of the back and the muscle is less used, it's soft and tender. Easily cooked on the grill or broiled, we chose to sear it in the skillet. Strip steak keeps a small bit of fat on the edge and is slightly marbled giving a great natural flavor. Additional seasoning is up to the cook!
Always remember to bring meat cuts to room temperature before cooking. This allows the meat to settle and cook properly, keeping the temperature even throughout. Seen above are the three stages of skillet cooking. Start with preheating the oven to 400 degrees and seasoning the steak as you like. This time we chose simple seasoning of salt and pepper on each side and then slathering one side with approx 1 tbsp of soft butter. Heat skillet to medium high heat and once ready place steak butter side down. Sear each side of the steak for 1-2 minutes, creating a brown outer coating. Place skillet into preheated oven and continue to cook for 10 minutes.
Once finished, place steak onto a cutting board to allow to sit for 5 minutes before cutting. Added to this delicious cut was romaine lettuce, mushrooms, peppers, and shredded parmesan. With a cook time of under 20 minutes and a prep time of less than 10, this is great for the family or just for one.