"To grill the perfect steak, you have to begin with the perfect steak. That is why we are using two beautiful aged New York Strips, full of marbling from my friends at Chicago Steak Company."
2 USDA Prime Boneless Steaks
Coarse ground black pepper
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
4 Tbsp (melted) or 3 Tbsp (solid) Coconut Oil
Remove steaks from the fridge and allow them to reach room temperature before grilling, this takes about 30-45 minutes.
For the clarified butter: In a saucepan over medium heat, clarify butter by simmering until white milk solids rise to top. Using a spoon, skim top of separated butter to remove the white portion, leaving the yellow portion in the pan. Once the top white portion is removed, pour out the yellow butter portion into a dish, discard any white milk solids that have settled to the bottom of the pan. Pour clarified butter back into the pan and melt coconut oil into the butter and mix well. Allow oil mixture to cool while you season the steaks.
Generously coat both sides of the steaks with kosher salt and black pepper. Rub in the seasoning well.
Preheat grill for direct high infrared heat. Set all burners to high for the preheat, so that the grill reaches the highest searing temperatures. Once preheated, reduce conventional burners to low heat, leaving infrared burner on high.
Dunk steaks thoroughly in clarified butter, allowing excess to drip off, then place over infrared burner to sear.
Sear for 2 minutes and crosshatch the steaks. Sear for another 2 minutes, then flip to the other side. Sear for 2 minutes, crosshatch one last time. After 2 more minutes, remove steaks from the grill to check internal temperature.
Medium rare steaks need to rest once they reach 120°F internally. If your steak has not reached 120°F, allow them to cook over the conventional burners for a couple more minutes. Leave your infrared burner on high to create an oven-like environment.
Once preferred doneness is reached, remove and rest for at least 10 minutes.
Note: Visit Chicago Steak Company to purchase USDA Prime Beef delivered to your home!