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Grilled NY Steak with Cornbread Salad

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Cornbread isn't just for chili. Add another use for cornbread to your repertoire and pair that New York cut with this beautifully, well-balanced salad that's got a little bit of everything. Plan to make the cornbread the day before you serve the salad so it has time to dry into croutons.

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Cornbread

  • Unsalted butter, for greasing

main

  • 3/4 Cup all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 Cup yellow cornmeal

  • 1/4 Cup Sugar

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher salt

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 Cup green onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 Teaspoon minced jalapeño with seeds

  • 1 1/4 Cup buttermilk

  • 2 Large eggs

  • 1/4 Cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

NY Steak

  • 2 New York strip steaks

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Salad

  • 2 heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 avocado, pitted and diced

  • Sliced red onion

  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1

    Make the cornbread: When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 350°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    350 ˚F

  • 2

    Grease a 9 x 13-inch metal baking dish with butter.

    • Unsalted butter, for greasing

  • 3

    In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir in the green onions and jalapeño.

    • 3/4 Cup all-purpose flour

    • 3/4 Cup yellow cornmeal

    • 1/4 Cup Sugar

    • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher salt

    • 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder

    • 1 Teaspoon baking soda

    • 1/2 Cup green onions, thinly sliced

    • 2 Teaspoon minced jalapeño with seeds

  • 4

    In a medium bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs, then whisk in the melted butter.

    • 1 1/4 Cup buttermilk

    • 2 Large eggs

    • 1/4 Cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

  • 5

    Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined (do not overmix).
  • 6

    Transfer the batter to the prepared pan (it will come only about 3/4 inch up the sides of the pan).
  • 7

    Place the baking dish on the grill grates, close the lid, and cook for 25 minutes, or until the cornbread is lightly browned on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • 8

    Let the cornbread cool completely. Remove the cornbread from the pan by flipping the pan upside down onto a cutting board and taping the bottom until the cornbread releases. Cut the corn bread into ½-inch cubes. Spread the cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet and leave uncovered overnight to dry out.
  • 9

    Make the NY steak: When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 225˚F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke, if available.

    225 ˚F

  • 10

    Generously season the steaks on both sides with salt and pepper.

    • 2 New York strip steaks

    • To Taste Kosher salt

    • To Taste Freshly ground black pepper

  • 11

    Insert a probe horizontally into the center of a steak, avoiding any large pockets of fat. Place the steaks directly on the grill grates, close the lid, and cook until the internal temperature reaches 110˚F, about 30 minutes.

    225 ˚F

    110 ˚F

  • 12

    Remove the steaks from grill and increase the temperature to 450˚F, allowing the grill heat with the lid closed for 10 minutes. For optimal results, set to 500˚F, if available.

    500 ˚F

  • 13

    Return the steaks to the grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 130˚F for medium-rare, 3-4 minutes per side, or to your desired temperature. Remove the steaks from the grill and let rest.

    500 ˚F

    130 ˚F

  • 14

    While the steaks are resting, make the salad: In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, avocado, red onion, green pepper, and cornbread cubes. Drizzle with the olive oil and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

    • 2 heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

    • 1 avocado, pitted and diced

    • Sliced red onion

    • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

    • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil

    • Juice of 1 lemon

    • To Taste Kosher salt

    • To Taste Freshly ground black pepper

  • 15

    To serve, scoop a heaping pile of salad onto each plate and top with the steaks. Enjoy!

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