Spanish Spice Rubbed Rib-Eye with Sherry Vinegar Steak Sauce

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

For the sherry vinegar steak sauce

1 tablespoon dried chilli powder
1 tablespoon mustard seeds, ground
1 tablespoon fennel seeds, ground
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

For the rib-eye

4 (350g) boneless rib-eye or fillet mignon
Olive oil
3 tablespoons Spanish paprika

For the Spanish spice rub

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 grilled red peppers, peeled, seeded and chopped or 4 piquillo peppers, drained and chopped
180ml aged sherry vinegar
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon horseradish
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon molasses
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon sea salt
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 grilled red peppers, peeled, seeded and chopped or 4 piquillo peppers, drained and chopped

180ml aged sherry vinegar

3 tablespoons placeCityDijon mustard

1 tablespoon horseradish

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon molasses

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the Spanish spice rub:

3 tablespoons Spanish paprika

1 tablespoon dried chilli powder

1 tablespoon mustard seeds, ground

1 tablespoon fennel seeds, ground

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

For the rib-eye:

4 (350g) boneless rib-eye or fillet mignon

Olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the sherry vinegar steak sauce:

Place the peppers, vinegar, mustard, horseradish, honey, molasses, Worcestershire, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, watching for steak sauce consistency. Can be made 1 day in advance and refrigerated.

For the Spanish spice rub:

Whisk together the paprika, chilli powder, mustard, fennel, salt and pepper in a small bowl until combined.

Twenty minutes before grilling, remove the steaks from the refrigerator and let sit, covered at room temperature.

Preheat grill to high.

Brush the steaks on both sides with oil and season liberally with salt and black pepper. Rub 1 side of each steak with 1 tablespoon of the rub. Place the steaks on the grill, rub-side down and let cook until golden brown and slightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the steak over and continue grilling 4 to 5 minutes for medium-rare doneness (internal temperature 50C, medium doneness (55C), medium-well doneness (65C). Remove the steaks to a cutting board or platter, tent loosely with foil and let rest 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with the Sherry Vinegar Steak Sauce on the side.

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