To avoid the smoke generated from high temperature cooking, blacken the steaks outdoors.
To Use Nonstick Skillet: Prepare steaks as directed above. Heat large nonstick skillet on medium heat 5 minutes. Cook as directed above. Increase cook time as needed for desired doneness.
To Grill: Steaks can also be cooked directly on a preheated grill. Flavor and appearance will vary from the traditional skillet method.
Black and Blue Steak: Cut a 4-inch wide pocket in each 2 New York strip steaks (3/4-inch thick) being careful not to cut through back or sides of steak. Continue as directed in Steps 2 and 3. Fill pocket of each steak with about 2 tablespoons blue cheese. Press steak lightly to seal closed. Cook as directed.