Thursday, June 27, 2013

new york strip steak with barbecue rub and sauteed zucchini and carrots

this is one of those easy week night meals that takes little preparation but make a wonderful dinner. i experimented with the seasonings a bit and this turned out exactly how i wanted, savory yet slightly sweet and earthy. there are many barbecue rub recipes but i figured this is a good solid combination of flavors without getting to out side of the box.

2 new york strips roughly 1/2 to 3/4 lb.
5 springs of fresh thyme
1/4 tsp all spice
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp paprika
11/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp tomato paste
4 carrots peeled and sliced length wise
3 small zucchini sliced length wise
1 tbsp dried parsley
2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
salt and pepper to taste

mix the first 10 spices in a small bowl until well combined, taste a small amount and adjust as you please, but remember the mix should be slightly on the salty side since its a rub and will not taste as salty when cooked on the steak. next pat the steak dry and rub mix on both sides of the steak, let them sit for about 45 minutes. while letting the steak soak up all that wonderful flavor, prepare your veggies, if you haven't already. saute the carrots first in a little vegetable oil on high heat with the parsley, rosemary, salt and pepper. cover and let them cook for about 4-5 minutes, then add the zucchini and cook them together covered  for about 4-5 minutes. the reason for this is because carrots will take longer to cook then zucchini and you want them both to be cooked but not either one to be mushy. turn off burner and let the vegetable sit in the pan covered till your steak is finished. at this point you can add your steak to a hot skillet, with just a brush of oil on the skillet. sear steak on each side for about 1-2 minutes each, turn off heat and let steak rest for 5 minutes covered in hot skillet. then remove steaks to plate and simmer the dripping in the pan. once it simmers add just a dash of flour to help thicken. this will make a lovely barbecue sauce to top your steaks with and it will only take a couple minutes. plate you vegetable with you steak, pour the barbecue sauce over the steak and you are done!


  1. Looks sooo yummy. Def trying this asap! Thanks

  2. So happy to hear it! thanks for reading!

  3. This looks good. I probably would leave of the bbq sauce for myself since I find that stuff too sweet often, depending on the brand, but since I am in the minority there, I can see a lot of people liking it as is.