So over the 4th of July weekend, Chris and I splurged and picked up some really nice cuts of New York steaks. Normally, I'll grab a cut of steak that is on sale so nothing too fancy (or thick) ever hits our table. But this night...oh, this night we went all out. I didn't want to ruin a good cut of steak by soaking it in other flavors, I really just wanted to bring the natural flavor of the steak out and... well...ok...maybe add just a real subtle herb flavor...so I decided to marinate it with fresh herbs and garlic. It was simple and it was fantastic! The bad part of the night...I ran out of propane and had to finish the steaks in a pan. UGH!! I hate that!! It didn't hurt the steaks a bit, but all I needed was 4 more minutes.... just 4 more minutes!!! :)
This is a great way to get just a nice subtle flavor on the outside of the steaks before you place them on the grill. I used rosemary and parsley because it was what I had in my refrigerator, but you could really use any mixture of fresh herbs. As always, the longer you let them sit, the more flavor you will get!
Simple Herb Marinated New York Steaks
2 New York steaks (together they were over a pound)
salt and pepper
2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 Tablespoon parsley, roughly chopped
2 Tablespoons rosemary, roughly chopped
Rub both sides of the steaks with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. On each side, place half the sliced garlic and half of the herbs on top of the steaks and press down. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to 8 hours.
Preheat a grill to medium, medium-high. Place the steaks directly on the grates and don't touch them. Let them cook for 5-10 minutes, depending on how you like your steaks cooked, then flip them and let them cook another 5-10 minutes or until they are to your desired doneness. Remove from the grill and let rest 3 minutes before you cut into them. Enjoy!