Steak can be one of the most intimidating foods to cook because it can become overcooked and dry very easily. The truth is steak is not hard to cook at all! In fact, it’s super easy and only takes a few minutes. It’s so much cheaper to make at home as well.. that’s why you’ll never finding me at a steakhouse.
NY strip is my favorite cut of steak and I prefer it with the bone in because I always feel like it ads more flavor to the steak. But you can make this recipe with almost any cut of steak.
The secret to a good steak is a heavy duty pan that has good heat retention (cast iron, heavy bottomed, copper core etc). Make sure to pat the steak well on both sides with a paper towel. This removes any access moisture that can ruin the steak while it’s cooking.
I used a mixture of spiced for the steak to give it a spicy crust. I used LOTS of salt and pepper and I know it looks a lot but remember there are no spices inside the steak so when you bite into the the crust is what gives the rest of the steak the flavor.
I melted a tablespoon of butter and some onions + garlic right on top of the steak while it was cooking. As soon as I tossed the onions and garlic in there they began to release the most appetizing aroma ever. It’s like a mixture of the scent of brown butter + caramelized onions and garlic and let’s not forget about the steak drippings. YUM!
Pan Seared New York Strip Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce + Onions
- 2 New York strip steaks or any other cut will also work
- 1 onion cut into thick circles or strips
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoons paprika
Heat grill or a heavy duty grill pan on medium-high heat; make sure to heat for at least 2 minutes before placing the steak on the pan.
In a small bowl, combine the dry spices; rub spice mixture on each side of steaks.
Place steaks on pan, cook for 2 minutes then flip; after flipping add the onions and butter; cook for another 2 minutes. Now add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Remove steak from heat and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with warm mashed potatoes or fries.