New York Strip Steak with Balsamic Reduction

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New York Strip Steak with Balsamic Reduction #valentinesday #paleo #glutenfree #steak #balsamicreduction #dinner

A fancy and easy romantic Steak Dinner served with a homemade balsamic reduction drizzle

Ok, so originally I had planned on this romantic post talking about Valentines Day and how to “woo” your sweetie with a big chunk of tender steak smothered with a sweet Balsamic Reduction.

In order to do that I needed to “woo” my sweetie,Β so I had a story to tell ya’ll.

Well, lets just say the “wooing” didn’t happen how I thought it would.

Have you ever heard of Sugar Ants? Well, let me tell you. You never, ever want to encounter them! They are beasts to kill and show up every where. They are masters at hiding and I swear reproduce like crazy. Apparently they are all over the place in Texas, and we have had the bug killer people over to the house twice in the past 4 months trying to get rid of these things. They are officially out of the house but showed up in a place that I was not expecting!

The GRILL!!!

I opened the grill getting ready to sear these beautiful New Year Strip Steaks I had and saw a whole colony of Sugar Ants! Grrr… The first thought I had was, burn them away. So I turned on the grill… yup… no go. They got even more mad for me disrupting their home and dispersed like crazy all over the grill. So annoyed.. have to call the bug guys out for a third time. *sigh*

So, Plan A for grilling the steaks got shut down due to ant infestation. Which led me to Plan B, grill pan on the stove inside. Not as tasty, but just as pretty. πŸ™‚ The key to using a grill pan is to make it searing hot before you put the steaks on. So, I got my grill pan screaming hot, placed my steaks on and within 2 minutes the house was completely filled with smoke! Literally had to open all the windows AND doors to air the house out.

All that to say, my suppose to be “romantic” dinner turned into ant infestation with a side smoke filled house. πŸ™

So are you ready for a recipe…. haha…

I hope I didn’t turn you off to food with my crazy story because you definitely don’t want to miss out on this recipe. Not only is this New York Strip Steak super easy to make with just seasonings of Salt & Pepper but it is then drizzled with a sweet and thick homemade Balsamic Reduction! Yeah, delicious. Plus, itΒ Gluten-free and Paleo! Winner winner chicken dinner, or in this case… steak dinner. You need to make it and wow your special someone!

To get started, make the Balsamic Reduction following these simple instructions. {click Here}Β Place in refrigerator and let set.

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Next, remove 2 NY Strip Steaks from the refrigerator and let sit for 5-10 minutes to take the chill off. Next, season both sides of the steak with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil, salt, & pepper.

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Get grill ready to medium high heat. Grill each side for 3-5 minutes, for medium rare.

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Β Remove from grill and let sit for 2-3 minutes to let juices set then serve with a drizzle of Balsamic Reduction.

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This dish would be great served withΒ Wild Mushroom Risotto.

New York Strip Steak with Balsamic Reduction #valentinesday #paleo #glutenfree #steak #balsamicreduction #dinner

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New York Strip Steak with Balsamic Reduction

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of Balsamic Vinegar {make Balsamic Reduction}
  • 2 NY Strip Steaks
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Make the Balsamic Reduction following these simple instructions.{Click Here} Place in refrigerator and let set.
  2. Next, remove 2 NY Strip Steaks from refrigerator and let sit for 5-10 minutes to take the chill off.
  3. Next, season both sides of the steak with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil, salt, & pepper.
  4. Get grill ready to medium high heat. Grill each side for 3-5 minutes, for medium rare.
  5. Remove from grill and let sit for 2-3 minutes to let juices set then serve with a drizzle of Balsamic Reduction.
  6. This dish would be great served with the Wild Mushroom Risotto.

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Hi! I'm the recipe developer and food photographer behind all these easy healthy recipes! I love food, Jesus, morning lattes, and am obsessed with fantasy football! { more }
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22 Responses
    1. Thanks Melanie! Yeah the ant infestation was definitely a bummer, but I am thankful that my grill is not covered with snow and ice. All I need to do is call the bug guys and I will be good to go again. πŸ™‚

      Hoping warm weather comes your way soon so you can get at that grill!

    1. Aw.. thanks Ashley!

      Yeah, the ants are just killers girl. Be thankful you don’t live in Texas cuz they are horrible. πŸ™ But I am still thankful that the steaks turned out great. Grilling steaks is really more about paying attention to the time, NOT touching it once they are on the grill, and then not touching it or cutting into it for a minute after they are removed from the grill. If you do all that you will have a perfect steak!

  1. Sorry to hear about your ant infestation Krista, hopefully the bug guys can help get rid of them soon πŸ™‚ This dish looks incredible, my husband loves grilling steak (even in the cold all bundled up in his snow gear hehe) and this would definitely be a winner with him! I love the balsamic reduction, and that drizzle shot is amazing girl πŸ™‚

    1. Me too! They are definitely pesky little bugs. πŸ™

      If your a grill lover you will do whatever it takes to get that taste, snow or not! πŸ™‚ Hope you two get a chance to try it. That drizzle shot was one of my favorites too, thanks Kelly!

  2. Oh my! What a crazy story! I remember getting back from a vacation a few years back only to find ants all over the house… it took forever to get them all gone! I feel your pain!

    But these steaks look gorgeous! Love the idea of pairing it with a good balsamic glaze! YUM!

    1. Ugh… then yes you totally understand. They sneak into every nook and cranny inside and outside!

      Thanks for the foodie props Chris, the balsamic glaze was amazing, probably could just straight up drink it! YUM!

  3. My grill is buried under about 3 feet of snow! I need to get a little hibachi that I can use in the garage because those steaks look amazing Krista! I can’t open the windows, it’s -35 outside….and my range does not vent outside…so I might need to get creative. At least I don’t have ants πŸ˜‰

    1. Yeah, understand that. Been there done that, then moved to Texas! πŸ™‚ hehe… Now even though I can use to the grill I can’t because of the ants. Go get you a hibachi so you can whip up these steaks and I’m sure you can think of some other things to make too, your so creative in the kitchen! πŸ™‚

  4. Oh, man!! these steaks are totally drool-inducing!! And I’m totally with you as far as grilling – I always set off the fire alarm every time I try grilling on my in-door grill pan. We use our outdoor gas grill year-round. The flavor of the meat is better, and at least for me, I can control the cooking a little better. Medium rare is much easier to achieve outside. πŸ™‚ Thanks for this great recipe! Have pinned! ~Erin

    1. I know… its that weird that you can control the cooking better. I always have the hardest time trying to get balanced heat on the grill pan. I’m a total outside grill girl all the way. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for the pin girl, hope you didn’t get too much drool on yourself. {cuz thats just gross. :)hehe}

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