There isn’t much that compares to a rib steak that is prepared properly. This rub is the perfect way to enhance and not overpower the natural flavors of your meat.
Maple-Rubbed Rib Steaks
- Cooking and Prep: 1 h 20 m
- Serves: 4
Make the Meat
Combine all ingredients except the steaks in a small bowl.
Rinse steaks and pat dry. Arrange in a baking pan. Cut shallow slits in a crisscross into the meat. Pour rub over rib steaks, smearing each steak well. Allow to marinate for one hour on the counter.
Spray or grease grates, then preheat grill to high. Grill steaks for three minutes on one side. Turn over and grill until steak reaches desired doneness.
Remove to platter. You can drizzle an additional tablespoon maple syrup over the steaks at this point. Allow to stand three to five minutes to allow juices to flow.
Tip: For a 1-inch steak, grill six to eight minutes for rare, and 8–10 minutes for medium doneness. For a 1 and 1/2-inch steak, grill 8–10 minutes for rare, 8–10 minutes for medium. You can check for doneness by pressing on the meat. Rarer meat has a spring to it. The more well done, the firmer the meat will be to your touch.
Photography: Daniel Lailah.
Food Styling: Amit Farber.