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Cowboy Grilling Rubbed Steak

Cowboy Grilling Rubbed Steak

Who doesn't love a tender juicy steak with a crisp, crunchy outer crust? This simple recipe is everything you need for getting a perfectly grilled steak every time! Watch along with the video for even more info about why to let your steak rest and how to find the meat's "grain" in order to cut it correctly. Then wipe that drool off your face and start grilling!


NY strip steak (or your cut of choice)

Cowboy Grilling Rub

Flake sea salt (optional but highly recommended)

Shishitos for garnish

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  1. Take steak out of the fridge 20-60 mins before grilling
  2. Cover all sides of the steak with Cowboy Grilling Rub. Be sure to press the spices into the meat!
  3. Let the rubbed steak sit for 10 mins while you bring your grill up to heat.
  4. Put steak directly on the hot zone of your grill (over the coals with a charcoal grill, or over the flame with a gas grill).
  5. Let the steak sear for 8-10 mins (depending on the thickness of your steak). You want to see a dark crust forming and the fat starting to render.
  6. Turn the steak over and sear the other side until a crust forms and your steak reaches an internal temp of 130°F.
  7. LET YOUR STEAK REST for at least 15  minutes before slicing.
  8. Slice against the grain, garnish as desired (we use flake salt and fresh shishitos). Enjoy!

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  • That’s a great question, Dan! Shishitos are the small, bright green chile peppers shown in the picture at the top of this page, for a mouth-watering reference. These tasty, petite peppers are popular in Japan – and are known for a fresh peppery flavour, yet comparable with the brightness of bell peppers and a slightly sweet heat. The typical heat range of the shishito peppers runs from 50 – 200 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) on the Scoville Scale. Compare it to a typical jalapeño pepper, which averages about 5,000 SHU, the shishitos are not very hot at all. Although sometimes you may get an occasional, surprising kick from certain peppers that can fall in the higher heat range. We hope you enjoy trying this recipe out and spicing it up with new flavours!

    Spicewalla Team on
  • what is shishitos?

    dan paradis on

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