Elevate your steak with a delicious, flavorful and savory sauce. This cajun honey butter steak is full of amazing rich flavors bringing in just enough heat to savor in the beefy flavors and not burn your taste buds.
Steak Grilling Tips:
- Bring the steak to room temperature before placing on the grill. This will allow the steak to cook more evenly throughout.
- Monitor the internal temperature of the steak to ensure it cooks to your preferred doneness.
- To guarantee a tender and juicy steak, do not grill past medium or 135 degrees internal temperature.
- Always rest a grilled steak for 5-10 minutes. This allow the juices to redistribute inside the meat, giving you a better final product.
Step 1: Prep the steak.
When picking steaks at the butcher or grocery store, look for thicker cuts. These are more forgiving and harder to over cook. Also, select pieces that have nice marbling. You want that fat to keep the steak tender, juicy and flavorful.
For this recipe I went with a New York strip. Before the steak goes on the grill, it is very important to get it to room temperature. Season all sides generously with steak seasoning and allow the meat to sweat. This process allows the salt to penetrate into the meat and absorb the water content which will then be released back into the meat once on the grill.
For the seasoning, a basic salt and pepper, or salt, pepper and garlic seasoning will do. I used my new Dad’s Steak Seasoning which has all the above plus some buttery and rosemary notes making it taste like a deliciously basted steak once done.
Step 2: Grill hot and fast.
The best way to grill the perfect steak is using the hot and fast method.
Preheat the grill to 500 degrees and set it for direct heat. It is very important to make sure the grill is nice and hot before you start the grilling process.
Sear the steak 5 minutes total flipping it every 30-40 seconds to get an even sear and cook throughout. To achieve the perfect medium rare, the final internal temperature on the steak should be 120 degrees when removing off the grill.
Dad’s Tip: Flipping the steak frequently will help create a delicious crust on the outside and cook perfectly on the inside.
It’s OK to check the temp during the grilling process. I use a meat thermometer by Thermoworks. It’s very accurate and durable.
If you prefer a medium or medium well cook, keep it on the grill for longer. For medium, remove at 130 degrees, for a more well done steak, you can keep it up until around 140 degrees. Just remember to continuously flip every 30 seconds.
Step 3: Rest
Finally, set the steak aside to rest for 10 minutes. It’s very important to rest any protein after a cook. This process helps redistribute all those wonderful juices that will create a beautifully tender slice of meat.
How to make cajun honey butter sauce.
This sweet and spicy sauce is what made this dish for me. It has the perfect balance of sugar and heat in a caramelized sticky glaze.
In a sauce pan, melt butter, add honey, minced garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper and Italian seasoning. Feel free to adjust the level of heat depending on your preference with the cayenne and pepper flakes. Simmer over low-med heat making sure to continuously whisk as the sauce thickens.
When your cajun honey butter steak is rested, slice it, pour the butter all over and enjoy!
Printer friendly recipe below:
Cajun Honey Butter Steak
- 2 NY strip steaks
- 2 tbsp Dad's steak seasoning
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
Cajun Honey Butter Sauce Ingredients
- 1 stick Unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1 tbsp Crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp Cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp Dad's Steak seasoning
How to grill the perfect steak
- Get the steak to room temperature, season all sides generously with Dad's steak seasoning and allow the meat to sweat.
- Preheat the grill to 500 degrees and set it for direct heat.
- Sear the steak flipping it every 30-40 seconds to get an even sear and cook throughout. To achieve the perfect medium rare, the final internal temperature on the steak should be 120 degrees when removing off the grill.
- Remove the steak off the grill and let it rest for 10 minutes.
How to make cajun honey butter sauce
- For the sauce: in a sauce pan, melt a stick of butter, add honey, minced garlic, garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper and Italian seasoning. Simmer over low-med heat making sure to continuously whisk as the sauce thickens.
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