• 3 untreated cedar shingles (approximately 1/4-inch thick, not thicker then 1/2-inch)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 (8-ounce) New York strip steaks
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning (recommended: Montreal Steak Seasoning)
  • 3 tablespoons Herb Butter (see below)
For the Herb Butter:
  • 1 pound salted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon diced garlic
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh marjoram leaves


Serves: 3 servings


Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Cut the cedar shingles down to size, about 10 by 5-inches, large enough for a steak to sit on it as a cooking surface. Spray shingles with water, so shingles are moist but not saturated. Oil the steaks and season with steak seasoning. Place each steak on a moist cedar shingle and place on grill. Close grill and let shingles smoke under steaks. If you don't have a covered grill, use a metal bowl to cover steak. Be careful, bowl will get burning hot. Cook steak until desired temperature and top each with 1 tablespoon Herb Butter. Serve on the cedar shingle with Sugar Grilled Asparagus.

Cook's notes: If shingle starts to burn too much, use spray bottle to re-mist the wood during cooking process.

To make the herb butter: Mix garlic and herbs into the softened butter. Put in refrigerator for later use.

This recipe was provided by a finalist, who may or may not be a professional cook, for The Next Food Network Star. Food Network has not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.