As you may remember I recently auditioned for Grill It! with Bobby Flay on the Food Network. Surprisingly (NOT!!!) I received a very lovely form letter informing me that I was not chosen to appear on the show. All I can say is…Phew!
Although I may not be Grill It! material, I know how to make a damn fine steak rub! So instead of sharing it with America on The Food Network, I will share it with you here on Black Girl Chef’s Whites.
Smoky and Spicy Steak Rub
½ cup kosher salt
¼ cup smoked paprika
2 TB granulated garlic
1 TB ground chipotle chile powder
1 TB ground ancho chile powder
1 TB ground cumin
1 TB dried Mexican oregano
1 TB dried thyme
In a small bowl mix all the spices and herbs together. Store your rub in an airtight container, such as a jar or even a ziploc bag. Makes 1 cup.
Although I made this for steak, this rub can be used on any number of things. Try it on grilled vegetables, tofu, lamb, chicken or mixed into ground beef before forming into burgers. If you like seafood try some on salmon, scallops or shrimp. You can even mix some into a good quality store bought BBQ sauce to boost the flavor.
And don’t just save this for grilling season. Bake, broil and saute with this rub to your hearts content!