New York Strip Roast Is An Elevated Steak Experience You Shouldn't Miss

You're familiar with the popular New York strip steak that has a home on virtually every steakhouse menu, but the larger cut those steaks come from can yield a rich and decadent roast. The New York strip roast is just the larger part of the beef short loin that hasn't been cut into individual New York strip steaks. It's a strip of strip steaks, if you will.

The cow's loin section, of which the short loin is a part is between the ribs and the rump, and the area also contains the beloved tenderloin cut. When the tenderloin is butchered away, the strip loin is what remains. The large strip loin can be cut into about 11 to 14 strip steaks, and because this is an underused muscle, this cut is reliably tender. The meaty part of the cut is mostly lean, but it has a generous cap of fat that is left on the cut to melt over it during slow cooking. While it's the steaks that earned the cut its name, top steakhouses should have the roast on their menus. But if you don't come across it and want to give it a try, you can create your own elevated steak experience at home.

How to enjoy a New York strip roast

The New York strip roast has a robust and hearty meaty flavor. It's every steak lover's dream, beefy and bold. The ample marbling imbues richness and moisture as it cooks, lending to a tender and tasty roast. While a New York strip steak is practically made for the grill, the best way to prepare the New York strip roast is in its name — roasted.

To ensure maximum flavor, season the roast with your rub of choice and refrigerate it overnight, or at least 12 hours, so it has time to absorb the seasoning. When ready to roast, let it come to room temperature for about 45 minutes. Place it in a roasting pan on a rack and pop it in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour, checking the temperature until it reaches 120 degrees for medium rare. Remove it from the oven and let it rest for about 15 minutes as the temperature climbs to 125 degrees. You could also opt to cut the roast into your own strip steaks, choosing any thickness and size you enjoy.

The New York strip roast was made to be a holiday centerpiece, and you'll often see them in markets around that time of year. If you don't see any in the meat case at the grocery store, ask the butcher, and they'll be more than willing to cut you one and tie it up for even roasting.