When I refer to “Dad”, I’m usually talking about my father. But as I approach my tenth father’s day as a member of the Dad club, I figure I can claim the title in naming this recipe! Just in time for Father’s Day, I serve up this NY Strip Steak with a garlic cumin spice rub.
I’m calling it Dad’s Favorite Spice Rub because it is definitely my go-to rub. The rub provides enough flavor to make this Dad happy, but I also score some serious Dad points any time I time I feature this rub on a good piece of meat. My son loves it on steak, and also likes it so much on pork chops that he helped me give the Heaven Sent Grilled Pork Chops their name.
This NY Strip Steak with Garlic Cumin Rub could be a perfect choice for Father’s Day. Many Dads including me might like to do their own grilling on Sunday, but don’t want to get into anything to complicated on our special day. Get this simple three ingredient spice rub working on the steak, put it on the grill, and boom, you’ve got a great Father’s Day meal. Yep, I think I just sold myself on making this Sunday.
Oh but wait, Father’s Day is about grilling, right? I had every intention of grilling this up this past weekend to serve on the blog this week. But we had technical difficulties with our grill, so this instead became a recipe for roasted NY Strip Steak with Dad’s Favorite Rub. Consider the recipe as presented your what to do if it rains on Father’s Day plan! This is easily adapted for the grill, however. Just grill the steak with the rub on medium high heat for 6 to 7 minutes per side for medium rare steak.
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Wine pairing: A Cabernet Sauvignon or a Zinfandel would go nicely with this steak, I can say from past experience. I tried the 2011 Sinister Hand Columbia Valley Rhone style blend from Owen Rowe. It was OK, but not as flavorful or interesting as I would like from a wine at the price point ($29).
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 NY Strip Steak
- oil spray
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Make the rub: combine the garlic powder, cumin, and salt in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle a heaping teaspoon of the rub over one side of the steak. Rub the spices into the meat. Turn the steak over, and sprinkle another heaping teaspoon of the spices over the steak, and rub in.
- Let the steak rest at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes to allow the rub to flavor the meat.
- Coat an oven proof skillet with the oil spray, and heat on medium high. When the skillet is hot, add the steak.
- Sear the steak for two minutes on one side, then flip and sear on the other side for one more minute. Move the skillet to the oven.
- Roast the steak for 12 to 14 minutes for medium rare. When the steak is done to you liking, remove from oven and let rest on a platter for a few minutes.
- Slice the steak about ½ inch thick to serve.
Tools to use: This recipe uses an oven proof, cast iron skillet. I’m a member of the Amazon affiliate program, meaning the links to the skillet in this post take you to where you can purchase it on Amazon. I would receive a small commission if you should choose to purchase using the link.