Anne Burrell’s Dry-Rubbed Steaks
May21

Anne Burrell’s Dry-Rubbed Steaks

This special rub gives you restaurant quality steaks with a deep, smoky flavor—without taking away from the meat itself—and a beautiful crust created by the brown sugar.   I was on en route to purchase Rib-Eye steaks at Costco, and my brother Gary (BBQ-guru) advised me to try these Tri Tip Strips instead. One 5.39-oz package fed about ten adults comfortably—for $40! Beef Loin Tri Tip Steak from Costco They’re already pre-sliced into strips which makes for much quicker cooking than a huge slab of Tri-Tip. Rubbing them the day before gave time for the flavors to penetrate, but without overpowering the meat. Gary’s marinate of choice these days is simply olive oil, salt and pepper, so we made one that way for comparison and contrast. The rub was the clear winner—everyone agreed that it adds wonderful flavor and tenderness. For Sam’s recent birthday celebration, I doubled the recipe and made seven gorgeous New York steaks from Costco, which comfortably fed 10 – 12 adults. Click here for Orna’s Costco Shopping List >> We find New York steaks less fatty than Rib Eye, though the steaks we used this time were not as tender as the Prime New York Steaks—so I would definitely recommend splurging a little on a prime cut. What’s your favorite cut? I love that you can marinate these ahead and have your steaks all prepped and ready to throw on the grill. Steaks wrapped in plastic and refrigerated 24 hours.  Salt Make sure to use Kosher Salt—which is less salty than table salt. Anne Burrell’s recipe on FoodNetwork.com calls for 3 tablespoons of salt (or to taste), but people complained it was too salty. I find 2 tablespoons of kosher salt is the perfect amount. Taste your steaks just before serving, and if necessary you can always sprinkle with a little kosher salt. Click here for Anne Burrell’s Dry-Rubbed Rib-Eye on FoodNetwork.com >> Cumin Anne Burrell’s recipe on FoodNetwork.com doesn’t include cumin, but since it’s one of my favorite spices, I went with her version from her cookbook, Cook Like a Rockstar; if you’re not a fan just leave it out. I was psyched to buy whole Cumin Seeds from World Flavorz at our local Farmer’s Market; the incredible aroma of the spices had been calling to me for weeks. Adam at the World Flavorz stand at the Calabasas Farmer’s Market I was happy to see that he didn’t just measure some out from the bowl that had been sitting in the sun, but had these ready-made packs! I got to use my brand new spice grinder from my favorite store, Sur La Table, but something...

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