This is the second time we have made this New York steak rub, and both times turned out amazing! We had company over the first time and our friends said these were the best steaks they had ever had. Now let me specify, if you are going to make this recipe please PLEASE spend the extra money to get a good cut of meat. These steaks were actually on sale at our grocery store last week, we got Choice grade New York steaks. Trust me, it really does make a difference!
My second piece of advice, do not overcook your steak! Leave some pink in the center. One of the better investments we have made (which was actually really cheap) was buying a meat thermometer. Cutting into your steak to see if it is done lets out the juices and will kill the flavor, don’t do it! The best method is to cook each side, turning only once or twice. Then allow the steaks to cool for 5 minutes once they are off the grill before you ever cut into it. This keeps the juices in and keeps your steak tasting AMAZING!
- About 4 to 6 hours before grilling, mix together the rub ingredients in a medium bowl. Rub the spices all over the 4 steaks and and wrap each individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.
- Half an hour before grilling, remove steaks to kitchen counter. You want the steaks to warm to room temperature before you grill them.
- Remove plastic wrap and sprinkle both sides lightly with kosher salt. Grill over medium high heat for 6 to 7 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness.