How to Grill Perfect New York Strip & Portobello Mushroom Steaks -

How to Grill Perfect New York Strip & Portobella Mushroom Steaks

Grilling perfect steaks can be tricky. Getting them just right without guess-work or cutting into them losing some of the desired juiciness is disappointing. Following these tips and instructions ends up with a New York Strip steak done to your liking every time. This recipes is based on a 1-inch thick steak with a Medium-Rare doneness. If you prefer a medium steak, increase the cooking time to 3 minutes for each segment. I don't suggest bothering with a well done steak. As I saw recently on a restaurant menu, 'if you want a well-done steak, please order chicken'. Portabella Mushrooms grilled are a treat for all whether vegetarian or not. They are a great grilling option to be served as a burger on a bun or main dish. The balsamic marinade really bumps up the flavor and makes them a substantial contender at the grill. This is a type of mushroom even those you don't love mushrooms will love!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled new york strip steaks, grilled portobello mushrooms
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 grilled mushrooms and steak quantity based on number selected to grill (method for any quantity)
Calories 188 kcal
Author Toni Dash


Ingredients for New York Strip Steak

  • 1- inch thick New York Strip Steak (s), bring them to room temperature before grilling
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Butter (approximately a tablespoon per steak)

Ingredients for Portabella Mushrooms:

  • 5 large Portobello Mushrooms (all similar size), destemmed and cleaned
  • 1/3 cup Canola Oil
  • 1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 4 large Garlic Cloves , rough chopped
  • 2 large Shallots , rough chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh Rosemary , leaves removed and diced
  • 2 sprigs of fresh Thyme , leaves removed


Instructions for Marinating the Mushrooms:

  1. Place all the ingredients, except the mushrooms, in a large sealable container of a gallon plastic bag. Shake to mix thoroughly.
  2. Gently place mushrooms in the container or bag (they can break easily if handled too roughly). Spoon the marinade over the mushrooms to coat each of them. Seal and allow to marinade at room temperature for 2 hours.

Grilling the Portobello Mushrooms:

  1. Heat the grill to Medium-High (350 degrees). Clean and oil the grill (see the steak Grilling instructions for my method). Remove the mushrooms from the marinade allowing any excess oil to drain and remove any of the chopped ingredients from the mushrooms.
  2. Place the mushrooms bottom down on the grill for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, using tongs gently turn over.
  3. Cook 2 minutes and rotate the mushrooms 45 degrees to get nice grill marks on the top. Cook an additional 2 minutes. Remove and allow to rest for 2 minutes.

Grilling the New York Strip steak(s) for Medium-Rare doneness (cook 3 minutes per segment for Medium and check for doneness using the feel test described in the tips above:

  1. Preheat a gas grill to high (450 degrees). Clean the grill and oil it with a quartered paper towel moistened with Olive oil; with grill tongs wipe the paper towel over the grill.
  2. Place the steaks on the grill (lid can be open or closed to avoid flare ups) for two minutes. After two minutes, use tongs to rotate the steaks 45 degrees. This creates those mouthwatering grill marks! Cook two more minutes and turn over.
    grilling new york strip steak for great grill marks
  3. grilling new york strip steaks for grill marks
  4. After the steaks have been flipped over, cook for 2 minutes. After two minutes, again rotate the steaks 45 degrees and cook a final 2 minutes.
    grill marks on new york strip steaks
  5. Remove the steaks from the grill. Lightly cover with freshly ground pepper and a pat (about 2-3 teaspoons) of butter. The butter soaks in and really adds the finishing touch to this steak. Allow to rest 3-5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
How to Grill Perfect New York Strip & Portobella Mushroom Steaks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 47mg2%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.