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The Perfect Steak

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 1998


  • 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


  1. Drizzle both sides of the steaks with olive oil; season with salt and pepper.

  2. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill, arrange coals for direct cooking. Lightly coat rack with cooking spray. Coals should be glowing white.

  3. 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.

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