New York strip steaks in a pan with butter, garlic, and rosemary.

How to Cook New York Strip Steak Perfectly

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Rest Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Fresh herbs, garlic, and butter help create an amazing steak. Try serving with baked potatoes and your favorite veggies.
The timing in this recipe cooks the steak to medium.


  • 2 New York strip steaks (3/4 lb. each, about 1 inch thick)
  • 1 tsp. salt, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 5 Tbsp. salted butter
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled, smashed


  1. Sprinkle salt evenly over all sides of both steaks. Rub salt into each side and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add steaks. Cook 2 minutes. 
  3. Add butter, rosemary, thyme, and garlic to pan. Stir to distribute throughout pan as it melts.
  4. Flip steaks. Reduce heat to medium. Cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes for medium, basting top of steaks with butter.
  5. Transfer steaks to a cutting board. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.
  6. Transfer butter and pan juices to small ramekin or heat-proof container for serving with steaks.