The Perfect Steak
- 2 boneless New York strip steaks, 2 1/2 inches thick (about 1 1/2 pounds each)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Vegetable-oil cooking spray
Drizzle both sides of the steaks with olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
Prepare a charcoal or gas grill, arrange coals for direct cooking. Lightly coat rack with cooking spray. Coals should be glowing white.
Place the steaks on grill. For rare, cook 8 minutes per side; 10 minutes for medium rare. Let the meat rest 1 to 2 minutes, then serve.