Cedar Planked New York Steak with Rosemary and Honey

BY: Snake River Farms and California Olive Ranch

  • cooking-duration 1 hour
  • servings 4 SERVINGS
  • cooking-style grill
  • cooking-mode beginner

Impress your guests with this haute BBQ recipe that will infuse a fantastic cedar flavor into your steak, accentuated with a bit of sweet and slight spice. This one is almost as fun to cook as it is to eat.


For the Marinade

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 4-5 sprigs fresh rosemary (leaves only)

  • 1/2 tablespoon crushed red chile flakes

  • 1/2 tablespoon fennel seed (finely ground)

  • 6-8 cloves garlic, minced

  • Zest of 2 lemons

For the Steak

  • 4 Manhattan NY steaks Buy Now

  • 4 small Cedar Planks (soak in water for 2-4 hours prior to using)

  • Kosher salt

  • Fresh ground black pepper

For the Honey Rosemary Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped

  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar

  • Cooking juices (reserved from steak while resting)

  • 1 garlic clove (sliced thinly)

  • Pinch Kosher salt

  • Pinch fresh ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup Arbequina extra virgin olive oil


Combine marinade ingredients in mixing bowl. Dredge steaks through marinade, coating well. Marinate chilled up to 24 hours. Prior to grilling, allow to sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
25 hours
Prepare a medium hot gas or charcoal grill. Brush grilling surface clean; oil slightly to prevent sticking. Remove cedar planks from water. Place planks on grilling surface, heating until smoke begins.
7 minutes
Remove steak from marinade, then season with salt and pepper. Place onto grill, cook 2.5 minutes per side or until nicely marked. Transfer steak onto plank and finish cooking for 5-7 minutes. Remove steak and allow to rest for 4-5 minutes. Reserve any juices released from the steak.
15 minutes
Slice steaks on bias at a 45 degree angle. Transfer to serving platter; drizzle with Honey Rosemary Sauce.
5 minutes
Prepare vinaigrette; warm honey and rosemary in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Whisk in cider vinegar, seasonings, any reserved cooking juice; slowly whisk in olive oil.
1 minutes