10 Super Delicious Ways To Season Your Steak That Go Beyond Salt and Pepper

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We love a juicy, well-cooked (though not well-done!) steak. When you’ve got a quality cut of meat, you don’t have to gussy it up with complicated rubs and extravagant sauces. Chef Frank Deloach has 10 exceptional ways to season steak that add flavor without adding fat.

Ready to cook some seriously awesome beef? This is your time to shine. Combine ingredients, rub all over your gorgeously marbled beef slabs and pop it in the fridge (two hours max) to soak up all those beautiful flavors. Cook in cast-iron skillet to desired doneness. Easy peasy. Tip: For the juiciest steak possible, salt your beef after you’ve cooked it.

Steaks

Spanish

Spanish Steak Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 oranges, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley

Spanish Steak Rub

Spanish Steak

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Kalbi

Kalbi Steak Ingredients

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ½ onion
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 green onion
  • ¼ tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)

Kalbi Steak Rub

Kalbi Steak

Tex Mex

Tex Mex Steak Ingredients

  • 1 cup ancho chile powder
  • 1/3 cup smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoon dried mustard
  • 3 tablespoon dried coriander
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • zest of 2 limes

Tex Mex Steak Rub

Tex Mex Steak

Malaysian

Malaysian Steak Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon shrimp paste
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1/2 inch turmeric, fresh, grated
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 stalk lemon grass, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 dried red chili

Malaysian Steak Rub

Malaysian Steak

Carne Asada

Carne Asada Steak Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried ancho pepper, ground
  • 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 4 tablespoons dark Mexican beer (optional)

Carne Asada Steak Rub

Carne Asada Steak

English Pub

English Pub Steak Ingredients

  • 1 packet of beef base (soup bouillon)
  • 2 ounces olive oil
  • 1.2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced

English Pub Steak Rub

English Pub Steak

North African

African Steak Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dark chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon harrissa paste
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

African Steak Rub

African Steak

Montreal

Montreal Steak Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons crushed black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 1 tablespoon crushed coriander
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes

Montreal Steak Rub

Montreal Steak

Brazilian

Brazilian Steak Ingredients

  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 serrano chile, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper

Brazilian Steak Rub

Brazilian Steak

Kung Pao

Kung Pao Steak Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Hoisin
  • 1.5 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch scallions, minced
  • 1 ounce white vinegar

Kung Pao Steak Rub

Kung Pao Steak

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