The Best Rub for Steak? Asian Seasonings
I love steak. Any cut of steak, from the fancy ribeye to the lean flank steak, is a perfect dinner for me. In the past year I have experimented with many different rubs and seasonings for my favorite meat. But nothing beats this rub recipe – it is a secret blend of Asian seasonings that give my steaks a delicious taste.
I am going to share this recipe with you here on this blog so you can try it out and see if you agree that it’s the best rub ever!
The secret blend of seasonings comes from a small restaurant in China Town called “Spice Hut”. They have a huge selection of spices, including many kinds of pepper (white pepper, black pepper, red pepper and more!), herbs (basil, rosemary, oregano) and other seasonings (like salt, soy sauce and garlic). Their menu is huge!
I usually go there once every two weeks or so for dinner and always get their special – a sirloin steak with brown rice and steamed broccoli. It comes out perfectly cooked every time and tastes amazing! I’ve tried different cuts from them before but always end up coming back to this dish
Asian Seasonings are the best rub for steak.
There are many reasons, but here are a few of them:
-Asian seasonings were made specifically to go with beef. In Asia every part of the cow is eaten and nothing is wasted, so there are special seasonings for every part. You can be certain that Asian seasonings will bring out the best flavor in your steak.
-Asian spices have a complex flavor that western spices do not. The smoky, tangy, peppery, spicy flavors of these spices work together to create something amazing when you combine them with seared meat.
-Asian spices can be used to make your meat taste like it came from your favorite restaurant. The secret is in the sauces and rubs used in Asia’s most popular dishes. They use a combination of soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and ginger to create a sweet and savory marinade that brings out the natural flavors of the meat while creating a unique and exciting new flavor all its own. When you combine this marinade with some sesame seeds, you get an amazing flavor explosion!
The Best Rub for Grilling Steak
When grilling a steak, you want to impart as much flavor as possible to the meat. The best rubs for grilling steak are typically Asian seasonings. Here, we examine why and offer some of our favorite recipes for spice blends that will make your next grilled steak even more delicious.
Asian Flavor Profiles
The flavors of Asian cuisine are typically made up of salty, sour, bitter, umami and sweet flavors. These flavors come from a variety of seasonings, such as fish sauce, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, tamarind and miso. They blend beautifully with the flavor of grilled meat to create a taste profile that is both complex and sophisticated.
Using Spice Blends on Grilled Steak
You can use your favorite Asian-style spice blend on any cut of beef you like to grill. You can also use it on pork or chicken or even lamb! We recommend trying it on filet mignon or ribeye steaks. These cuts are tender enough to absorb the flavors of the spice blend well while remaining richly flavorful enough to stand up to strong seasonings.
Want to know what the best rub for steak is? Well, do you like Asian flavors? If so, it’s likely that you’ll find the right rub for steak right in your pantry.
That’s right – when it comes to the best rub for steak, the answer is all around us. The perfect combination of spices and seasonings can be found in any typical Asian market or grocery store. In fact, you probably use some of them every day without even realizing it!
You see, many of us are not aware that some of our favorite flavors are actually from Asia. I was very surprised when I found out, as I am sure many of you will be. But once I started paying attention to labels and doing a bit of research, it became very clear that much of what we have come to love on our steaks and other meats has its origins in Asia.
So just which ingredients make up the best rub for steak? Let’s take a look:
SpiceHut, a new blog about food and drink, writes about the use of Asian seasonings on steak. The blog author argues that non-Asian spices like rosemary and garlic are overused in Western cuisine. They suggest that many people should try Asian spices instead.
In a recent post, the blog author describes their experience grilling a steak with Asian seasonings. According to the author, “Two tablespoons of soy sauce and two teaspoons of sesame oil make a great marinade for steak.” The post also suggests using five spice powder as a rub for chicken.
Asian seasonings are delicious and add a lot of flavor to meat dishes. People who like steak should consider using Asian spices in their next meal.
I’ve been grilling steaks for a long time, but it wasn’t until I started using a rub that I noticed the real difference. A rub is simply a mix of spices and seasonings that you apply to your meat before cooking. The purpose is to add flavor and create a flavorful crust on the surface of your steak.
I’ve experimented with my share of rubs, but the one I keep coming back to is Asian inspired. It makes sense when you think about it – Asian dishes are all about bold flavors and umami, which is exactly what you want in a steak. Let’s take a look at how to make this rub and why it works so well for grilled steak.
A couple of years ago, I did a blind tasting of 7 common steak rubs. One of my test subjects was a commercial Asian-style seasoning that I liked the best. It had a really interesting flavor to it, and was the only spice rub in the bunch that contained only spices – and no salt or additional flavors.
Fast forward to today, and this is still one of my favorite spice rubs for steak. In fact, on my last trip back to New Zealand, I grabbed a bottle while I was there so I could share it with friends here in America.
The rub is called Spice Hut Extra Hot Asian BBQ Rub (pictured above). The ingredients include chili powder, cayenne pepper, coriander seeds, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper (ingredient list on the back of the bottle is below).
I’ve seen this seasoning on the internet before – most recently at Amazon where it’s listed at $9.99 for a 10 oz jar – but the prices vary depending on how you buy it. If you are in New Zealand, you can pick up a small shaker for around $1 NZD ($0.65 USD).