Gas-Grilled Strip or Rib Steaks

Published February 1, 2005.

Why this recipe works:

As we set out to find a simple spice rub recipe to dress up steaks, we wondered how many spices we’d need for the best rub. We found that because relatively few spices taste better when heated, a five-ingredient spice rub recipe (made with carefully chosen ingredients) is preferable to a… read more

As we set out to find a simple spice rub recipe to dress up steaks, we wondered how many spices we’d need for the best rub. We found that because relatively few spices taste better when heated, a five-ingredient spice rub recipe (made with carefully chosen ingredients) is preferable to a pantry-emptying rub. Many proponents of spice rubs profess the benefits of toasting whole versions of all spices and grinding them fresh. To our great surprise, the flavor of steaks rubbed with freshly toasted and ground spices was indistinguishable from that of steaks rubbed with preground, untoasted spices.

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Serves 4

Depending on the heat output of your gas grill, you may need to cook the steaks over the cooler part of the grill for an extra minute or two. For more flavor, sprinkle on enough of one of the associated rubs to cover the steak, and gently pat it to adhere before grilling.

Ingredients

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