Get your Rub on

You’ve picked up the steaks for a fancy dinner, but you want it to be perfect… steak is great, but add a little flavor by creating your own dry spice rub. I made this today and it was DELICIOUS…

Ingredients for your steak rub* (this worked today for about 6 very small steaks)

  • 1 tbs coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tbs large salt crystals (kosher salt or freshly ground sea salt)
  • 1 tbs dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper (you can use crushed or ground)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

All you need to do is

  1. mix the spices together
  2. pour the spice mix onto a plate and spread it out (reserve some for later if you’re only cooking for 2)
  3. pat the steaks dry with a paper towel
  4. roll the steaks around in the rub until the whole thing is covered in the delicious goodness
  5. grill to perfection!

we also added a little bit of gorgonzola cheese to the top of the steak… don’t over do it because Gorgonzola is strong, but a perfect flavor boost to any steak.

No good steaks nearby?  Omaha Steaks are great… that’s what we had for this meal.
*** If you don’t have one of the ingredients just substitute something similar or leave it out! The two most important ingredients for a steak rub are the salt and pepper, but otherwise just mix together what sounds good! This isn’t too spicy, but you can always use less of the red pepper, paprika and cayenne if you’re worried about spice.

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Michelle August 17, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Love this steak rub… I like to use it on chicken and diced potatoes.

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