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Marinated Strip Steak with Grilled Scallions

Maren Caruso

Servings: 4

The intense flavor of this homemade marinade adds a special touch to these fine steaks. The grilled scallions make a perfect accompaniment to the beef.

This recipe is excerpted from Big Buy Cooking.


  • Four 1-inch-thick top loin (New York strip) steaks (8 to 10 oz. each), trimmed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 Tbs. canola oil
  • 2 Tbs. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbs. red-wine vinegar
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 10 scallions, bulbs split in half lengthwise if large


  • Sprinkle the steaks with 1-1/4 tsp. salt and 2 tsp. pepper.
  • In a medium bowl, mix 4 Tbs. oil with the soy sauce, 3 tsp. thyme, the Worcestershire, mustard, vinegar, and garlic. Put the steaks in a large bowl and coat them with the soy sauce mixture. Cover the bowl and marinate the steaks in the refrigerator, turning occasionally, for at least 4 hours and up to 1 day.
  • For a gas grill, light the front burner to medium-high and the back burner(s) to medium-low. For a charcoal grill, light a medium fire (about 300°F to 350°F) with two-thirds of the coals banked to one side. Clean and oil the grill grates. While the grill heats, set the steaks out at room temperature. Toss the scallions with the remaining Tbs. oil and 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper.
  • Set the steaks over the hotter part of the fire and the scallions over the cooler zone. Cook, covered, until the scallions brown, about 3 minutes, and the steaks have good grill marks and easily release from the grate, about 4 minutes. Flip both the scallions and steaks. Cook the steaks until they’re just firm to the touch, pink when you slice into a thicker part, and register 135°F on an instant-read thermometer for medium-rare, about 4 minutes. Grill the scallions until browned and softened, about 3 more minutes.
  • Transfer the steaks to dinner plates, top with the remaining tsp. thyme, and serve with the scallions.

Serve Farro and Beluga Lentil Pilaf with Ginger and Cilantro on the side, and save the leftover pilaf for a hearty lunch during the week.


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  • pastrychef19 | 07/07/2011

    I also used filet instead. It was so yummy! I will always use this marinade every time i make steak.

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    mgssts63 | 06/30/2011

    Nice flavor on the marinade. We used filets instead of strip steaks and marinaded for three hours. Still came out good.

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