New York Strip Steak with Grilled Asparagus in Foil is the grill master’s perfect meal. Doused in garlic butter, the steak turns out juicy and tender while the asparagus soaks in the buttery, smoky flavors.

Fire up the grill! Barbecue lovers and grilling masters are sure to love this New York Strip Steak with Grilled Asparagus in Foil recipe. It’s a flavorful, smoky, and filling meal you can serve for family dinners and summer barbecues!

New York strip steaks with grill marks. Grilled asparagus in foil.

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Grilling New York strip steak is a fun alternative to the reverse sear method you’d usually see in strip steak recipes. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to get outside and grill more vegetables alongside it, like grilled asparagus in foil. Both the steak and vegetables are seasoned in garlic butter before they hit the heat, giving you an irresistibly flavored dinner every time.

What is New York strip steak?

NY strip steak is a uniform and naturally boneless cut of meat that comes from the short loin of the cow. The short loin is a muscle that isn’t often used so the steaks are very tender and full of flavor. Also, it isn’t a very expensive cut of meat and cooks quickly too. Even more reason for you to bookmark this recipe for grilling NY strip.

When you’re out shopping, you may see New York strip labeled as top loin, Omaha strip, or ​​Kansas City strip. The cuts should be at least 1 to 1 ½ inches thick and cut by a butcher for the very best quality. 

Though we love the asparagus with the steak we do have a few other favorite sides for New York Strip Steak including these Garlic Butter Mushrooms and this Best Cauliflower Mashed Potato Recipe.

How to grill New York strip steak

Grilling New York strip is a fun way to cook this naturally tender steak without having to first sear it and finish it in the oven. Here’s how to grill a ny strip:

Step 1: Season the strip steaks with oil, salt, and pepper on both sides. Stir the crushed garlic and melted butter together in a bowl, then brush the garlic butter on both sides of the steak.

Step 2: Place the seasoned, room temperature steaks on a hot grill. Grill for a few minutes on each side until cooked to your desired doneness (see below for the cooking times and temperatures).

Pro tip: Steaks thinner than 1 inch will only need to be flipped once. Thicker steaks should be flipped 3 or 4 times to avoid charring the outside too much.

Step 3: Transfer the grilled steaks to a foil-lined baking sheet. Let them rest while you focus on the asparagus in foil.

Four NY strip steaks seasoned with garlic butter. There packets of asparagus in foil with garlic butter and lemon slices.

Steak cooking temperatures

If you are wondering how long to grill New York strip steak, an instant read or meat thermometer is the best way to tell if your steak is done cooking . This will tell you for certain if the meat is cooked. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the steak to determine the steak’s temperature and level of doneness:

  • Medium rare: 135ºF or grilled for 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Medium: 140ºF or grilled for 5 to 7 minutes per side.
  • Medium well: 150ºF or grilled for 8 to 10 minutes per side.

The steaks will continue to cook when they come off the grill. Remove them from the heat when they’re about 5 degrees away from your desired temperature.

How to prepare asparagus in foil on the grill

Nothing says summer quite like grilled vegetables! The foil packet method is a sure-fire way of preventing burning and oil spillage, and ensuring the asparagus is evenly cooked every time:

Step 1: Divide the asparagus into individual sheets of foil. Fold the foil around the sides to form a raised bed.

Step 2: Season the asparagus with oil, salt, and pepper. Brush on the reserved garlic butter.

Step 3: Place the asparagus in foil on the hot grill and leave them to cook. Toss the spears around once or twice so each one cooks evenly.

Step 4: You’ll know the asparagus is done grilling when the spears are a little soft but still have a slight bite. Take them off the grill and serve on the side of each strip steak.

New York strip steak in sheet pan. Grilled asparagus in foil with lemon slices.

Tips and tricks for how to cook ny strip on the grill

  • Always let your steak come to room temperature before you start cooking. Set it on the kitchen counter for at least 30 minutes after it comes out of the fridge. This will help reduce the risk of the steak turning out tough.
  • You can also use a meat mallet to pound the steak before you cook it to help soften and tenderize it.
  • The grill should be fully preheated at high heat before you add the steak. The high heat is the secret to an evenly cooked and juicy steak with a gorgeous crust on the outside.
  • For the perfect cross-hatched grill marks, turn the steaks to a 45 degree angle after each flip.
  • For extra flavor, top the cooked steaks with fresh parsley or basil, cilantro chimichurri sauce, or compound herb butter.
  • Replace the asparagus with more healthy grilled vegetables you love, like zucchini, green beans, squash, or bell peppers.

Frequently asked questions

How do you trim asparagus?

The ends of asparagus spears are woody and tough, meaning they should be trimmed before you start cooking. Use a knife or kitchen scissors to chop off the bottom inch to 2 inches of each asparagus spear or snap them off with your hands.

How long do I grill asparagus in foil?

Grilling asparagus in foil only takes about 15 minutes to cook on a hot grill.

Can I use a different cut of steak instead of NY strip?

Yes! You can replace the strip steak with any other cut you love, such as flat iron, ribeye, or sirloin steak.

Can you make asparagus in foil on barbeque ahead of time?

Asparagus seasoned with garlic butter is best served when it comes off the grill. The spears will soak in the oil as they sit and become soggy.

How long does grilled strip steak last?

Leftover grilled ny steak recipes can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Grilled asparagus in foil with lemon slice. A pinch bowl with salt and pepper.

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New York Strip Steak with Grilled Asparagus is Foil

by Silvia Dunnirvine
Fire up the grill! This New York Strip Steak with Grilled Asparagus in Foil is the perfect summer meal. Both the steak and asparagus are doused in garlic butter, adding to their irresistible and juicy flavors.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Marinate: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 New York strip steaks
  • 1 bunch asparagus trimmed
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Season strip steaks with oil, salt and pepper and set aside until it reaches room temperature (about 30 minutes)
  • Crush garlic using a mortar and pestle until it becomes a paste. Alternatively you can use a garlic press. Add melted butter and stir to combine. Set aside
  • Rinse the asparagus and trim the ends where it naturally breaks. Divide asparagus to four equal amounts and place on a sheet of foil. Fold foil on all four sides to form a raised bed so the oil won't run through. Season with oil, salt and pepper.
  • Pre-heat the grill so it's very hot when you add the steaks. Spread garlic butter on both sides of the steaks and the asparagus packets. A little goes a long way!
  • Place strip steaks directly on the grill. Also add the asparagus packets. Grill strip steaks for 4 minutes then turn to a 45° degree angle and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Then flip steaks and do the same on the other side. **Please see cooking times and temperatures on notes**. Transfer steaks to a baking sheet and cover with foil for 5 minutes before serving.
  • The asparagus will cook in 15 minutes. Toss them around to cook evenly. Once the asparagus are done either remove them from the grill or move to a warming side.


Grill steaks for 4 to 5 minutes on each side for medium-rare ( 135 degrees F)
Grill steaks for 5 to 7 minutes for medium (140 degrees F)
Grill steaks for 8 to 10 minutes for medium-well (150 degrees F)
  • Always let your steak come down to room temperature before you start cooking. Set it on the kitchen counter for at least 30 minutes after it comes out of the fridge.
  • The grill should be fully preheated at high heat before you add the steak.


Calories: 634kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 895mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 909IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Keyword: Grilled Asparagus in Foil, Grilled New York Strip, New York Strip Steak
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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