Homemade Steak Rub
Grilling season calls for a good steak every now and then. I admit that I love a good steak, but in all honesty they are hard to come by, and they can be rather expensive if you dine out. When done right, a grilled steak is heavenly. For years I always take my time when it comes to grilling steak. I remember years ago I knew very little about grilling steak, or the cuts of beef for that matter, but after many years and many trials, I think I have got it down, well, as least how I like grilling steak that is.
So this past week we decided to hold a family get together and meet my sister-n-laws new boyfriend. It was declared a casual gathering where we would hang out, have a couple of beers, and relax. At first I wanted to do something family-style in the sense of a large platter of food, but after consulting with my in-laws, it was decided that we would have steak on the grill.
At first my reaction was ‘steak on the grill, really?’, but then after thinking about it, I thought, ok, that is standard grilling fare, and for the most part, easy to do. But I had to do something to make these steaks shine, and that is when I thought I would concoct a steak rub. A rub so simple that it really brought these steaks to the next level of flavor.
- 4 tbsp coarse salt
- 1 tbsp course cracked black pepper
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1/2 tbsp granulated garlic
- 1/2 tbsp dried rosemary, lightly crushed
- 1/2 tbsp crushed red chili flakes
- 1/2 tbsp dried thyme
Simply place everything in a small bowl and mix well.
When you are ready to grill your steak, lightly coat both sides of your steak with the rub, and let them sit at room temperature while you get your grill on an extremely high heat.
Trust me on this rub, it is a real winner and impressed the new guy!