Tuesday, May 20, 2014

KC Strip Steak with Pepper and Herb Marinade - 52 Sauces and Rubs (And Marinades)

Summertime and the living is indeed EASY!

As is adding extra flavors to a simple KC Strip Steak.  In a small irrelevant corner of the world, this cut of beef may be known as a New York Strip, but in the rest of the country and historically, it is a Kansas City Strip.

It is also the favorite of budget conscious grillers these days.  Just seems there is no bargains anymore in the meat counter.  But I did find a very good price on these the other day!

And oh wow does this marinade combination spice rub adds a tremendous amount of flavor!

Easy, Unique and memorable... Perfect for that "Sale Day" at the meat market!

OK... Here's what I did...

KC Strip Steak with Pepper and Herb Marinade

  • 2 - One inch thick Eight Ounce Kansas City (OK, Sometimes called New York) Strip Steaks
  • 1/4 Cup Herbes de Provence Spice Mix (Store Bought or Make your Own)
  • 3 TBS Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • 3 TBS Coarse Sea Salt
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, Crushed and minced
  • 3 TBS Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (To taste, more if you want Spicy, less if you prefer less spicy)
  • 2 TBS Soy Sauce
  • 2 TBS Olive Oil
Cooking Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients to form a paste
  2. Smear the paste to coat each steak.
  3. Wrap each steak in Cling wrap or seal in a Ziplock bag.
  4. Refrigerate for 8 Hours.
  5. Remove from fridge and unwrap, and allow to come to almost room temperature, about 1 hour.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare your grill for high heat, Direct Grilling.
  7. Grill, about 5 minutes each side until internal temperature reaches 125 degrees for Medium Rare (add 1 minute for Medium (130 degrees), 2 minutes for Medium Well (135 Degrees))
  8. Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes. This allows the juices to be reabsorbed into the meat, making for a juicy steak (and not a steak served in a pool of bloody juices).
  9. Slice against the grain, I like to serve the slices rather than a big hunk of meat. Serve warm and ENJOY!


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  1. The texture the marinade gives is just incredible! Haven't had steaks much lately with the price of beef so sky high. I might have to splurge soon!

  2. Nice Article & Post. I Like Your Post.