October Recipe of the Month: Shula’s NY Strip Served with Smoked Mushroom Salad and Béarnaise Mayo by Chef Peter Farrand.

This Dry Rubbed Shula Cut NY Strip steak is perfect for a romantic night in or a treat for the whole family. Combined with Smoked Mushroom Salad and Béarnaise Mayo, you have a mouth watering combination everyone will love!

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  • 3/4 cup Mayo
  • 1 tbl Dried tarragon, crushed
  • 2 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice, fresh
  • 1/4 tsp Salt, kosher
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper, black, freshly ground
  • 1 pinch Cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash Tabasco sauce



1. In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and stir well.

2. Place in small container, cover, and place in refrigerator for at least 24 hours.



  • 8 oz Mushrooms, assorted, 3-4 varieties, shittake/Portobello/Cremini/white, 1/4 slice
  • 1/4 cup Wood chips, hickory, soaked in warm water
  • 2 oz Shallots, julienne
  • 1 tsp Garlic, fresh, minced
  • 3 tbl Oil, olive
  • 1 tbl Vinegar, tarragon
  • 1 tbl White wine
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbl Green onions, finely sliced



1. Drain wood chips and place on in an aluminum pie pan or create a “pan” with aluminum foil and place directly on coals or burner of gas grill to get chips smoking.

2. Once chips are smoking well, place mushrooms in a perforated pan (poke small holes in a pie pan) and place on bbq grill-if using a gas grill, turn off the heat source and if using charcoal, place pie pan as far away from the coals as possible.

3. Smoke mushrooms for 10 minutes and remove from grill.

4. In a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat, place the olive oil in pan and sauté mushrooms until slightly brown approx. 2 minutes.

5. Add shallots and cook until soft.

6. Add garlic and sauté until aroma appears without browning the garlic.

7. Deglaze the pan with the vinegar and wine.

8. Season with salt and pepper.

9. Remove from heat and add the green onions.

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1 20oz (1.5-2″ thick) NY Strip

2 tsp Kosher salt

1 tsp Black pepper, ground

1 tsp Paprika, smoked

1/4 tsp Ancho chili or pasilla pepper, ground

Oil as needed to moisten/season grill



1. Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat.

2. Oil grill with towel or brush.

3. Sear steak on the first side for approximately 2 minutes and repeat on other side, and finally sear the exposed “belly” of the steak for another minute.

4. Reduce heat on grill and cook fat strap/side down on grill for another 2 minutes.

5. Remove the steak from the grill and allow to rest on rack for 3-5 minutes.

6. Turn heat up on grill to high while steak is resting.

7. Return steak to grill to heat on all sides.

8. Slice into ¼ “ slices and serve on top of the mushroom salad, garnish with the mayo, crispy onions, and a sprig of thyme if desired.

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9. Serve immediately.