Spices are the soul of any food. This steak rub recipe is like the magic touch you need for that extraordinary taste and flavors in your grilled meat. This spice mix is a perfect blend of taste and savory that tenderizes your steak. Hence, store it in a jar along with your other kitchen essentials to make the best use of it.
Some quick info about steak rub
I believe everyone has their way of using spices and I don’t criticize a simple salt and pepper sprinkle over a steak when it’s cut well. But seasoning plays a significant part to mix up the flavors and add some extra love.
Earlier I was pretty unsure that up to what extent the right blend of spices and herbs can change the entire flavor of a dish. This homemade steak rub recipe is kind of an experiment that I came across. So it is a little bit tweaked like a bit of this ingredient and a bit of that to achieve that perfect ratio.
So, after a lot of trial and error, the steak rub is finally in its best version. Like in the early days the people who mixed spice where called the real magicians. No, I’m not calling myself one, but tried my best to get something perfect for my grilled recipes.
Preparing the spice mix
This spice mix has a base of salt and pepper and the flavor originates from here. Crushed red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper are the ingredients that add up the heat. Then paprika, crushed coriander seeds, onion powder, and garlic powder does the rest of the job to make this particular steak rub recipe the best in business.
Prepare the steak rub – To make this steak rub preparation for seasoning there’s only one simple step. Just combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Try to mix it using a fork or a whisk to mix well and break up any clumps if present.
Quick Tip: Make sure to use a dry bowl if you’re thinking of storing the mix in a jar. Even for instant seasoning on a steak use a dry bowl.
Store it in a jar for future use or instantly for marinating. This unique spice mix can also be a great gifting option. In such I prepare for the maximum quantity as possible and give a package to my near and dear ones or just as a kind gesture to a friend who loves food.
How to prepare a steak rub at home
- 2 tbsp fresh cracked black pepper
- 2 tbsp kosher salt
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp crushed coriander seeds (not powdered)
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tbsp cayenne pepper
- Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well to combine. And that’s it! Store the spice mix in an air tight jar.