Just a little kick in this steak rub, and the cinnamon gives an exotic flavour burst that will make your day.
1½ tsp (7 mL) cumin seed
1 Tbsp (15 mL) brown sugar
1½ tsp (7 mL) ground cinnamon
1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
1 tsp (5 mL) paprika
½ tsp (2 mL) garlic powder
½ tsp (2 mL) salt
¼ tsp (1 mL) red pepper flakes
2 lbs (1 Kg) New York strip steaks (or any steak you like…)
Lightly toast the cumin in a ‘dry’ frypan, and then grind in a mortar & pestle, or spice grinder.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. (you can at this point keep the rub in an air tight container for a couple of weeks)
Rub both sides of the steaks, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour and up to 24.
Take them to the grill / bbq / fry pan / broiler and cook ’em the way you like ’em!