Back to basics steaks – sometimes you just need to simply grill your meat
New York Strip was on sale at a local grocery store – it had to come home with me
New York Strip was on sale at a local grocery store, and it had to come home with me! I decided to get back to my grilling roots, and ditch the fancy cooking gadgets like the sous vide cooker for just a plain grill. I'm glad I did!
First, I seasoned the New York Strip with a coffee BBQ rub. This stuff has a really nice, rich coffee smell. I let the steaks sit with the rub while I did some prep-work and got the grill warmed up.
Coffee BBQ Rub!
Simple Ingredients. That's a good thing!
All seasoned up, drawing in those flavors!
Once my gas grill was up over 500°F (260°C) I dropped the steaks on the grates. After a few minutes, I rotated the steaks to create hatch grill marks. Because life is too short to eat ugly steaks! A little before I was ready to flip the steaks, I threw a pat of butter down on the steaks to melt onto them. Once flipped, butter was added to already grilled side.
Mmmmmmmm. I wish you could smell this!
Butter is better!
Hash marks, because life is to short to eat ugly steaks!
My wife, Stacey, sautéed up some mushrooms and onions, and we prepared some fries in the air fryer that were finished in a most delicious truffled salt. Dinner was really good! The Coffee BBQ Rub has so many great flavors to it; a very mild coffee flavor with just a hint of sweet, that finishes with some savory and spicy. It's perfect with the sautéed mushrooms and onions on top! And those fries with the truffled salt are the perfect side, especially after they've soaked up some of the juices from the meat.
This is a good dinner!
Gotta have something good to wash it down with!