NY Strip Steak with Garlic Cumin Rub

NY strip steak sliced in half to show the medium rare doneness.

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NY strip steak roasted with a garlic and cumin spice rub for a wonderfully flavorful steak.


  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 NY Strip Steak
  • oil spray


Initial preparation

  1. Make the rub: combine the garlic powder, cumin, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Prepare the steak: Sprinkle a heaping teaspoon of the rub over one side of the steak. Rub the spices into the meat. Turn the steak over, and sprinkle another heaping teaspoon of the spices over the steak, and rub it in with your fingers. While the grill or oven preheats, let the steak rest at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes to allow the rub to flavor the meat.

NY Strip Steak in the oven

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat skillet: Coat an oven proof skillet with the oil spray, and heat on medium high. When the skillet is hot, add the steak.
  3. Sear the steak for two minutes on one side, then flip and sear on the other side for one more minute. Move the skillet to the oven.
  4. Roast the steak  in the oven for 12 to 14 minutes for medium rare (135 degrees internal meat temperature). When the steak is done to you liking, remove from oven and let rest on a platter for a few minutes.
  5. Slice the steak about 1/2 inch thick to serve.

Grilling instructions

  1. Preheat one side of a grill on medium high heat while the steak sits with the spice rub for 15 to 20 minutes. Leaving a portion of the grill unheated allows you to cook on both direct and indirect heat.
  2. Start grilling the steak: Lightly spray the grill with cooking oil, then add the steak to cook directly over the heat. Cover the grill, and cook for 6 minutes on direct heat.
  3. Finish grilling: Turn the steak over, and place on the portion of the grill that is not directly heated. Cover to grill on indirect heat for about 7 more minutes. Check for doneness — we like medium rare which is an internal temperature of 135 degrees. 
  4. Rest and serve: When the steak is done to your liking, remove the steak from the grill and let it rest on a platter for about 5 minutes. Then slice the steak and serve!


  • To grill on indirect heat with a gas grill, leave one of the gas burners off. Depending on your grill, this may leave you with an indirect heat portion toward the back or one of the sides. 
  • We recommend a cast iron skillet for roasting steak.
  • Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of your steak. The NY strip steaks we get are typically about an inch and a half thick.
  • You can easily double this recipe to make 2 NY strip steaks.

Keywords: NY strip rub, cumin steak rub, grilling NY strip steak, NY strip steak in the oven

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